Some parallels between the two narratives:
Both stories mention the “city gate” (1 Kings 17:10; Luke 7:12)
Both stories concern raising the dead son of a widow (1 Kings 17:10,21-2; Luke 7:12)
Both stories use the same introductory phrase, “And it came to pass” (1 Kings 17:17; Luke 7:11)
Both stories use the phrase,“delivered him to his mother” (1 Kings 17:23; Luke 7:15)
As a result of these miracles, Elijah and Jesus were both declared to be prophets (1 Kings 17:24; Luke 7:16)
Did Luke intentionally compose the story of Jesus raising the widow's son as a parallel of the Elijah story? If so, what point did he intend to convey by the parallel?