How to discredit an inconvenient exorcist. Origin and historical configuration of the Synoptic controversies on Jesus’ power as an exorcist

This article uses the ethnological research of I. M. Lewis on possession and exorcism as a methodological tool to solve some exegetical problems related to the interpretation, historical origin, and literary pre-synoptic development of the “Beelzebul controversies” (Mark 3:22-30; Matthew 12:22-32; Luke 11:14-23)

Journal or Book: Biblical Theology Bulletin 40/4 (2010) 187-206

Publication Date: 2010