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How should John 3:13 be understood in view of the OT statements about Enoch and Elijah?

Straightforward answer: Jesus is right, and therefore traditional views of Enoch and Elijah, in so far as they say they are in heaven in the same sense meant by Jesus, are wrong. So the only remaining ...
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Is there a difference in the manner by which Jesus, Elijah, and Enoch went to heaven?

The contradiction disappears if neither Enoch nor Elijah went to heaven. Genesis says God took Enoch away, but nobody knows where. The passage doesn't say he was taken to heaven. Where ever he was ...
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Why doesn't the widow of Zarephath acknowledge God's commandment in 1 Kings 17?

The word "command" has a broader sense of meaning which includes the concept of "ordained" (i.e. "chosen"). It could also mean "appoint." For example, the ...
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Did Elijah teleport so he reached ahead of Ahab to the gates of Jezreel?

It will come as a surprise that a fit human can outrun almost any animal, including the horse, over a long enough distance. I reproduce this quote from this the article "The Human Body is Built ...
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How did Elijah send a letter to King Jehoram, if Elijah had already been taken to heaven?

This question is an exact replica of the same question on Got Questions. The answer is - also - on Got Questions, after the question. So I have just copied the answer to here : Jehoram is anointed ...
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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]

There’s a lot more to the Elisha case than meets the eye. First, they weren’t children in the sense we think of children. There was no classification of ‘teenagers’ way back then. The youths who ...
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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?

How did Ezekiel know that certain images were 'cherubim' ? How did John know that a certain image was Diabolos ? It is part of the gift of a vision to be (also) given the understanding along with the ...
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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?

The short answer is - We are not told. However, we have the following credible possibilities: The disciples are recorded as hearing :Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah", Matt 17:3, Mark 9:4, ...
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Did the widow of Zarephath know who Elijah was to just believe him?

Short Answer: The Bible does not provide explicit details about whether the widow of Zarephath knew who Elijah was before their encounter. However, I believe there are a few hints in the test: Hint #1:...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Elijah did not violate the Law, because he performed no sacrifice Of course, that is not strictly true. He gave up his time for God, and maybe put himself in danger, and generally presented his body ...
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Is this the same place referred in these Scriptures? If so, what is its significance?

The general, but far from certain consensus is that Jesus' mountain of transfiguration was Mt Tabor as expressed by Ellicott: Into an high mountain.—A tradition of uncertain date fixes on Tabor as ...
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How should John 3:13 be understood in view of the OT statements about Enoch and Elijah?

In my opinion, the context of John 3 does not speak to a physical “translation event” such as with Elijah and Enoch. Jesus is speaking spiritually and not physically. We need to understand Jesus’ ...
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Water in Elijah's trench

Swanson's Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains says that a seah is "variously reckoned at 7 to 12 liters". The Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon is ...
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Is there a difference in the manner by which Jesus, Elijah, and Enoch went to heaven?

Enoch Bible neither claims that Enoch "lived" nor that he left the earth. It clearly and pointedly states exactly the opposite on both those counts : ALL these died in faith, without ...
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In 1 Kings 18:22 and 19:10 why does Elijah say he is the only prophet left?

1. Question: Rephrase: Why does Elijah say he is the only prophet left, when the prophet Obadiah says he wasn't? Quick Answer: Elijah likely said this - because he believed it to be true for the ...
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Was Ba'al relieving himself?

According to the Oxford Jewish Study Bible, the Hebrew of the verse is "uncertain", although Talmudic commentary (Rashi, in English translation) seems to understand that he is on a journey refers to a ...
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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]

We might consider that some of the details in the account are vague and might, if considered in-depth, change our perspective. We do not know how old these youths were; they may have been into their ...
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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

The hair-cloth shirt is a tool for mortification of the flesh. The hair shirt, or cilice, is an article of clothing that has been used by Christian ascetics since the early days of Christianity, and ...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Actually, this is far less complicated than it appears. The ministry of the prophet Elijah was well-after the time of Solomon and thus during the divided kingdom. Elijah largely worked in the ...
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Is Elijah really asking if Baal is "on the porta-potty" in 1 Kings 18:27?

The answer to this question depends on what is meant by the Hebrew word שִׂ֛יג (from שִׂיג) - it is used only once in the Old Testament, and is defined by Strong's as: "Pursuing" From suwg; ...
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Why doesn't the widow of Zarephath acknowledge God's commandment in 1 Kings 17?

The answer to this is less complicated than it appears. Not everything is necessarily even aware of the commands of God. For example, we see this verb, צָוָה (tsavah) used of other things as well: ...
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Can you think of another example of a major character who is named so oddly as Elijah the Tishbite?

Eiljah is not oddly named. His parentage is not given, so he is identified by his place of origin: 1 King 3 Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord the God of Israel ...
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In 1 Kings 17:4-6 is Elijah fed by ravens or Arabians?

According to Strongs 06158 on the eight other occasions this word is used it definitely has a connection to bird life. cf Gen 8:7; Lev 11:15; Deut 14:14; Job 38:14; Ps 147:9; Pro 30:17; So 5:11; Is 34:...
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What is the purpose of Elijah's travels?

The cities of Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho are all situated at the border of Ephraim and Benjamin. Though Elijah and Elisha are the prophets of the northern Israel, their travelling routes indicate their ...
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In 1 Kings 18:40 why did Elijah move Baal's prophets to the Kishon river before killing them?

yes, the Canaanite enemies of deborah and barak were destroyed ("swept away") at brook ki-shon many years ago (Judges 5:20-21). It would be a place of remembrance for the people of this very great and ...
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What is the meaning of Elijah's reply to Elisha in 1 Kings 19:20?

and he [Elisha] forsaketh the oxen, and runneth after Elijah, and saith, 'Let me give a kiss, I pray thee, to my father and to my mother, and I go after thee.' And he saith to him, 'Go, turn back, for ...
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Was Elijah REALLY taken to Heaven?

I year or so ago, I published a thorough article on this topic. You can access a copy at: https://seminary.bju.edu/files/2022/03/JBTW2.2_Article01_DidElijahReallyAscend.pdf
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In 1 Kings 18:22 and 19:10 why does Elijah say he is the only prophet left?

Maybe he as unaware of the truth, seeing he was in a depressive state, asking God to take his life. And an argument towards this direction would be: ... I, even I only, remain a prophet of the ...
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