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a prophet recorded in the books of Kings known for performing miracles and challenging the priests of Ba'al to a contest on Mount Carmel. The Tanakh does not record his death but reports that he ascended into heaven.

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Why did Jezebel opt for a messenger instead of soldiers to revenge for her humiliation, considering her penchant for cruelty?

1 Kings 19:2 recounts how Queen Jezebel threatened the life of the prophet Elijah. Rather than dispatching soldiers immediately, she chose to sent a messenger, granting Elijah a 24 hours advance ...
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Is this the same place referred in these Scriptures? If so, what is its significance?

Exodus 19:20 :- “Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.” Matthew 17:1:- “Now after six days ...
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Can you think of another example of a major character who is named so oddly as Elijah the Tishbite?

I get that Tishbite is a reference to a place or a people, like Uzziah the Hittite or Job from the land of Uz. Job is a major character to be sure, and Uz is like Tishbe in Gilead, a rather unknown ...
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Did Elijah “pray” for drought, or did he prophesy?

In James 5:17, it states that Elijah prayed earnestly for the 3 1/2 year drought, but in 1 Kings 17:1 it appears to be prophesy, not prayer. Can someone explain? James 5:17 (BLB) - Elijah was a man ...
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Did Elijah stop running at Gate of Jezreel to give Ahab the honor of entering first, or because he feared entering (or what)?

In 1 Kings 18:46, after God produces a torrential rainstorm and Ba'al is utterly defeated, Elijah runs ahead of (or before) Ahab to Jezreel. The text has various translations including: until he came ...
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Did Elijah teleport so he reached ahead of Ahab to the gates of Jezreel?

In the book of 1 Kings 18:44, Elijah the servant of God tells Ahab to ride his horses towards the gate of Jezreel but then the hand of the lord comes upon Elijah that he arrives at the gates of ...
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How to reconcile these statements by John the Baptist and Jesus?

(Jesus): What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written, ‘Look, I am sending my messenger (Elijah) ahead of you, who will ...
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How can we tell what our gifting, calling and anointing are? [closed]

What is gifting, calling and anointing of the Holy Spirit
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Why doesn't the widow of Zarephath acknowledge God's commandment in 1 Kings 17?

It is said God had commanded the widow of Zarephath to feed Elijah during the drought KJV 1 Kings 17 : 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have ...
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Was Matthew trying to make a connection between Elisha and Jesus after the deaths of their respective precursors?

Background When Elijah died, Elisha succeeded Elijah and performed a miracle to cross the Jordan river, and the people watching said he had Elijah's spirit as Kings 2:15 (NIV) says: The company of ...
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Is Elijah really asking if Baal is "on the porta-potty" in 1 Kings 18:27? [duplicate]

Was Baal in The Loo? This is regarding the following scripture: 1 Kings 18:27 New International Reader's Version (NIRV) At noon Elijah began to tease them. “Shout louder!” he said. “I’m sure Baal is ...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to a contest which involves sacrifices at mount Carmel which is somehow outside the jurisdiction of the temple 1 Kings 18:19-20 NASB Now then, send orders and ...
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In Malachi 4:6,what is meant by the phrase, "and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and heart of the children to their fathers"?

Malachi 4 (KJV): For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the ...
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What is the significance of the "garment of hair with a leather belt around his waist" worn by both Elijah and John the Baptist

It is accepted in the NT that the prophet Elijah and John the Baptist are prophetically connected. (Mark 9:11 Matt 17:10) I have noted that both are described as wearing the same very specific outfit. ...
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Is the giving of Elijahs mantle and a double portion of spirit to Elishua prophetic of Jesus / Yehshua's baptism?

Something I noticed recently is that the Hebrew names of the old testament prophet Elishua and New Testament Messiah - Yehshua (Jesus) are essentially variations of the exact same Hebrew statement. ...
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How is mere mocking of Elisha by young lads deserving of them being torn up by she bears? 2 kings 2:23,24 [NASB]

Elisha had just recently taken over the mantle from Elijah, not to mention all his God given powers, who he had witnessed being taken up, at God's behest, into the heavens in a whirlwind (2:11). ...
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How did Elijah send a letter to King Jehoram, if Elijah had already been taken to heaven?

In 2 Chronicles 21, the wicked King Jehoram of Judah receives a letter from the prophet Elijah. The letter from Elijah said this, in part: “This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘....
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What did the still small voice say to Elijah that drew him out of the cave in 1 Kings 19:12

1Kings 19:9 There Elijah entered a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10“I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of ...
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How did Peter, James and John know that the two figures (Matthew 17:3) beside Christ at his transfiguration were Moses and Elijah?

Having never seen Moses and Elijah how did the disciples recognised them? Also there were no evidence that Jesus introduced them to the disciples. If the recognition was ”in spirit” what would that ...
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Elijah's prayer for the widow's son

Elijah's prayer in 1 Kings 17:20 asks, "Have you ALSO brought tragedy on the widow" (N/KJV), "have you brought calamity EVEN upon the widow" (ESV). Other translations also have ...
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God commanded Elijah to anoint Hazael king over Aram, but why would Hazael, a foreigner & non-believer, recognize the authority of Eliajh?

Reference to 1 Kings 19: 15: God commanded Elijah to anoint Hazael king over Aram. But given that Hazael was a foreigner and non-believer who supposedly didn't acknowledge God, why would he recognize ...
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Why did Elijah run from Jezebel [duplicate]

Edited to make more clearer. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah runs from Jezebel after being threatened by her. I have two questions in relation to this. Would she have carried out that threat on a popular ...
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How did Peter recognize the OT prophets?

In Matt 17:4, how did Peter recognize Moses and Elijah?
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Why did Elijah pray seven times?

Elijah makes the statement “And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you ...
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Who were these prophets in 1 Kings 18:2-4?

So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab; and there was a severe famine in Samaria. And Ahab had called Obadiah, who was in charge of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly. For so it ...
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Who anointed Hazael as king of Aram?

1 Kings 19:15-16 NASB 15 The Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you have arrived, you shall anoint Hazael king over Aram; 16 and Jehu the son of ...
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Why אכילה instead of אכל in 1 Kings 19:8?

1 Kings 19:8 ויקם ויאכל וישתה וילך בכח ׀ האכילה ההיא ארבעים יום וארבעים לילה עד הר האלהים חרב (KJV) And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty ...
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In 2 Kings 4:38-41 why did the prophets of Gilgal still put poison or death (Hades) in the pot after Elijah's and Elisha's reformation?

These were no ordinary prophets, they were rigorously schooled in the prophetic. How come trained prophets under the calibre of Elijah and Elisha still had no discernment between the precious and the ...
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Sequence of anointing in God's instructions to Elijah

What spiritual significance is attached to the sequence in which God instructs Elijah to anoint first Hazael, then Jehu then Elisha? (1 Kings 19:15-16) Why a heathen king of Syria first, before two of ...
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How should John 3:13 be understood in view of the OT statements about Enoch and Elijah?

How should John 3:13 be understood in view of the OT statements about Enoch and Elijah? John 3:13 states: No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven – the Son of Man. (...
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Water in Elijah's trench

How much water do you think could be contained in Elijah's trench around the altar in 1Kings 18:32? The NIV text says two seahs of seed or 15 litres according to the footnote but that doesn't seem ...
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Why wasn't Elijah's credibility affected after unclean birds (ravens) fed him for so long?

1 Kings:17.1 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. "And it will be that you shall ...
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In 1 Kings 18:22 and 19:10 why does Elijah say he is the only prophet left?

The devout believer in YHWH Obadiah has informed Elijah in 1 Kings 18 that he has hidden 100 prophets in caves: KJV 1Ki 18:13  Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of ...
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Is there a difference in the manner by which Jesus, Elijah, and Enoch went to heaven?

I am building on a previous question located here. I am not satisfied with the answers to the question and want to ask specifically if the text describing the manner in which Enoch and Elijah went to ...
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In 1 Kings 19:2, could Jezebel have been putting a death hex on Elijah?

In 1 Kings 19:2, the passage says: 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow ...
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Was Ba'al relieving himself?

In 1 Kings 18:27, Elijah is recorded as mocking the servants of Ba'al. In this speech as it is recorded in the ESV, Elijah suggests that Ba'al may be indisposed answering nature's call. And at ...
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In 1 Kings 18:40 why did Elijah move Baal's prophets to the Kishon river before killing them?

In 1 Kings 18:40, Elijah has the Baal prophets (about 450 of them) taken from Mt Carmel to the brook Kishon to be killed. Why take them there? Why not kill them at the mountain? Is there some ...
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What is the meaning of Elijah's reply to Elisha in 1 Kings 19:20?

1 Kings 19:19-21 tells the story of Elisha’s appointment as a successor to Elijah. In verse 19, Elisha is found ploughing with 12 yoke of oxen, and Elijah throws his cloak on him. Two related ...
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Was Elijah REALLY taken to Heaven?

Some argue that Elijah died and was not really taken into heaven because John 3:13 says that "no man hath ascended to heaven". John 3:13 (KJV) And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that ...
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Why does John the Baptist deny being "Elijah"?

So Malachi rather cryptically ends with “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and ...
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Did Elijah break the Torah by encountering ravens and/or failing to appear at Jerusalem?

Elijah is fed by "ravens" (1Ki 17:1-7), an unclean animal (Lev 11, Deut 14). Assuming he did not touch the ravens, but that the ravens had simply brought him the food - would that be against the law, ...
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What time was the evening sacrifice in 1 Kings 18:27?

Evening sacrifice "At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be ...
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Was Elijah decommissioned as a prophet at Horeb?

After his confrontation with the prophets of Baal, Elijah flees to Horeb and petitions the Lord: “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, ...
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In 1 Kings 17:4-6 is Elijah fed by ravens or Arabians?

A couple of commentaries mention that scholars dispute that Elijah was fed by ravens and instead think the word in 1 Kings 17:4-6 ought to be translated black arabs or perhaps "Orbites, i.e., ...
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What is the purpose of Elijah's travels?

At the beginning of 2 Kings 2, Elijah travels from Gilgal to Bethel to Jericho to the Jordan before being taken up in the whirlwind. Elisha then mostly reverses this course crossing back over the ...
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Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?

In the transfiguration narrative in Matthew and Luke, the narrators mention Moses first and then Elijah second: Matthew 17:3 (NIV empahsis mine) Just then there appeared before them Moses and ...
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What do the days of Obadyahu's youth concern us?

I Kings 18 contains an extended dialogue between Obadyahu (Obadyah in the translations) and Elijah. Verse 12, (NIV) states: I don’t know where the Spirit of the Lord may carry you when I leave you. ...
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What and where is the Kerith ravine?

I Kings 17:2-4 (NIV) Reads: Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ...
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Why was Elijah so afraid of Jezebel that he fled immediately after performing a great miracle?

In 1 Kings 18, verse 16 onwards we read that Elijah performed a miracle. He prays to God and brings fire down from heaven to consume the sacrifice. He is shown as a courageous prophet who is not ...
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