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Was he insecure or unsure that God who performed miracle through him, would also save him from Jezebel? We aren't told explicitly of course, but we do know that he was afraid Jezebel would kill him: 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this ...


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The Kerith Ravine is home to a river somewhere east of the Jordan, which marked the eastern border of the land given to Israel. On a purely physical level, it functions (unlike the Jordan) as a place far away and hidden from King Ahab who was seeking Elijah's life because of the drought. The name Kerith means a "cutting" or "separation." While having to do ...


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The location of Gilgal is crucial in this response - the Gilgal mentioned in the battles of Joshua is most likely not the same location as that mentioned in the travels of Elijah and Elisha. The maps below show the different proposed locations of each. Map showing travels of Elijah and Elisha: Map showing battles of Jericho and Ai: According to the ...


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What an interesting find! It has some implications for the Synoptic Problem. And of course, the solution you pick influences the significance of switching the names. Markan priority If we assume that Mark wrote his gospel first, Matthew and Luke must have decided to swap the order of names for some reason. One possible reason could be that ...


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As Mawia notes, this cannot be an immediate decommissioning because Elijah continues to act as a prophet as he carries out God's instructions in this chapter. The mantle of prophecy passed from Elijah to Elisha; it wasn't revoked and later given fresh, or it wouldn't make sense for God to tell Elijah to annoint Elisha as successor. (I note in passing that ...


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Obadyah is trying to convince Elijah not to disappear on him. There is an implication that he had done so in the past; at least that others had reported Elijah’s whereabouts to Ahab only to have the prophet vanish before the king’s agents arrived, likely with a poor outcome for the reporter. But since Obadyah is an official of Ahab’s government, perhaps ...


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First, it seems that Wikipedia transliterates the name as Cherith. With that information in hand, I discovered an article [PDF] by James Tabor that mentions: Directly across the Jordan River from the Aenon/Salim area is the rugged Wadi el-Yabis, which I take to be fairly securely identified with the famed “brook Cherith” associated with Elijah’s ...


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The reference is to the daily sacrifice offered in the afternoon. Numbers 28 (4). Most non-Jewish translations use the word “twilight” for the Hebrew term The Mishnah about Passover (called Pesachim Chap 5) deals with the time of the OP’s “evening sacrifice”. “The daily burnt-offering' was slaughtered at the eighth hour and a half (note: After ...


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Ezr 9:4 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice. Psa 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Here's what we know ...


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It did not sound like decommissioning because Elijah still had the power of God. God was still using him and he could still perform miracles. 2 Kings 2:8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. God wanted to appoint a successor ...


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The order switch indicates that Matthew and Luke were more adept at handling the symbolism of the historical event than Peter and Mark were. There are two reasons for this: Peter was the least educated of the three (Matthew, Luke, Peter) and he also wrote earlier than the other two, so they had more time to develop a more detailed understanding of the events ...


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All of the comments relating to Elijah running away from Jezebel ignores one thing. Ahab was still king and Jezebel was his wife. Just like David would not touch Saul because he was still God's anointed as King. I believe Elijah would not touch Jezebel because of her being the wife of the king. Elijah did not loose his commission because of this. As pointed ...



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