Peter Leithart and I answer three questions sent in by listeners: 1. What are the connections between the story of Judah and Tamar and the story of Ruth? 2. What is the relationship between the Elijah/Elisha pairing and the John the Baptist/Jesus pairing? 3. Does Scripture promote a ‘metanarrative’?
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John the Baptist’s ministry provides the setting for the manifestation of Jesus.
Would be interested in your comments regarding Luke 9:61-62 as possibly echoing Elijah’s call of Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19-21, where Elisha is seen both plowing and bidding farewell to his parents before following Elijah.