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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Was Bethany beyond the Jordan a place of significance?

John the Baptist preached at Bethany, outside of Jerusalem: John 1:28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. Bethany is the same place that: Jesus ...
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