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Commentary on First Kings

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13.1–33 :

Two prophetic stories connected to Bethel.

1–10 :

A prophecy against the Bethel altar which is part of a larger miracle story. Specific mention of Josiah connects this to the fulfillment narrative associated with that king in 2 Kings 23.15–16 . Proof of the validity of long‐range prediction is a short‐range prediction in v. 3 fulfilled in v. 5 . The story cannot have achieved its current form until after the reforms of Josiah, ca. 620 BCE. Like the following story, this narrative emphasizes the importance of divine obedience.

11–32 :

A prophetic story in which a Bethel prophet deceptively tests the authenticity of the man of God and validates his long‐term prediction. The prophet's prediction that the man of God would not be buried in a family tomb (vv. 21–22 ) is fulfilled in vv. 29–30 .

33 :

This incident refers to the healing event and its aftermath narrated above in vv. 6–10 . The story of vv. 11–32 interrupts the flow between vv. 10 and 33 , and may have been inserted by a later editor.

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