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I would literally translate 1 Kings 22:7 as: Jehoshaphat said, "not here a prophet of YHWH still that we may inquire of him?" Thus we have a number of ways of rendering this in smoother, modern style: NIV: But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there no longer a prophet of the LORD here whom we can inquire of?" ESV: But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there ...


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The LEB reads in 1Kin 17:3-5: “Go from this place and turn to the east; you must hide yourself in the Wadi Kerith which faces the Jordan. [...] So he went and did according to the word of Yahweh. He went and stayed in the Wadi Kerith which faces the Jordan. The LXX (Septuagint = the version Jesus used) reads: Depart hence eastward, and hide thee by the brook ...


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Exodus 25 17“Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 18And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 19Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. 20The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, ...


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Elijah was God’s prophet transmitting God’s words to the people. This can be seen already in chapter 17. Here it is God who tells Elijah what to do and say. ”he did what the Lord had told him”. (NIV 17:5) To be true to his word God set things in motion according to the words spoken on his behalf by Elijah, the servant of God. “As the Lord, the God of ...


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The description of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:42 is obviously one of earnest intercessory prayer. The posture described, "he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees" is unique in all the Bible. Matthew Poole comments as follows: Put his face between his knees; he either sat, or rather kneeled upon his knees, and then cast ...


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1 Kings 18:42 New International Version So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. Elijah was praying earnestly. The posture showed his intensity in praying. Something like this: Muslims are doing something like this even today. Matthew Poole he cast himself down ...


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1 Samuel 2:27-36 Here we have an unnamed "man of God" giving a prophecy of doom to Eli who is the high priest. This had been a dry period in the history of the Hebrew people where the people had rejected God, God had not been communicating to them, and the priesthood was corrupt as a result of Eli's two sons who "knew not the Lord" 1 ...


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Proverbs 20:8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. This was Solomon's wisdom when he judged.


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The temple entrance faced east so that to enter it, one had to have one's back to the rising sun - a direct rebuke to sun worship! The curtain dividing the Holy from the Most Holy Place was therefore north-south. According to the description in 1 Kings 8:8, this curtain apparently did not extend fully to the north and south walls of the temple; the poles of ...


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Do you think his relatives didn't know what happened? Would you want be the relative to take possession and be the next in line to be stoned? Stoning occurred in public. His relatives would know that Naboth was stoned on false charges. Jezebel was a Phoenician Baal worshiper. She had no regard for the Law of Moses. She tried to make Israel Baal ...


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Jezebel probably had gotten Abah to practice what Joshua did in Joshua 7: 24Then Joshua and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the mantle, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent and all that belonged to him; and they brought them up to the valley of Achor. 25Joshua said, “Why have you ...


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1 Kings 20:36 Is it fair for God to kill the man for refusing to strike the prophet? 1 Kings 20: 35-37 35 Now a man from the sons of the prophets said to [v]another by the word of the Lord, “Please strike me.” But the man refused to strike him. 36 Then he said to him, “Because you have not listened to the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you leave me, ...


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Read every word of 1 Kings 20:35 carefully: By the word of the LORD one [label him A] of the company of the prophets said to his companion [B], "Strike me with your weapon," but he refused. Both A and B were prophets in the company of prophets. Being prophets, obedience to the word of God was critical. A told B that by the word of the LORD, ...


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Yes- Per Deuteronomy 13:5 - And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God... Also in Deuteronomy 18:22 - When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it ...


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1 Kings 18:36At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning ...


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