“Let’s keep our voices down, dear.” – 2159 words
Author Archive | Dave Parks
– Who’s who?
by Steve Abbott I bet readers would love a bunny trail by you about how Elijah arrived to early to see shiny pottery. You could give them a date and show them when it started in Asia and how it spread to the Middle East and populate the post with these nifty pottery pieces from […]
In my tradition, Jezebel’s hair symbolized wickedness. For instance, in 1950 my dad took me to Jackson, Michigan, where Dwight D. Eisenhower was campaigning for president. Ike shook my eight-year-old hand. The next week, a picture of Mamie Eisenhower’s bangs disappointed Dad. “His wife’s a Jezebel.” The technical question is, did Jezebel use curlers, wigs, or […]
How do you stay accurate to the time period?
Tishbe Vineyard, Gilead, Israel, 877 BC 1 Kings 16:32-33 Elijah stalked from the well to the donkey pen, yanked a pitchfork from the haystack, and made three quick thrusts into the belly of an imaginary slaver. Sword school. Dad had laughed, but Tubal the blacksmith made swords. Elijah slapped his long, skinny waist. How cool […]
Samaria City, Israel, 871 BC 1 Kings 16:24-28 Make Obadiah’s position clear up front. “Tell me, my prince, does Jezebel really have fourteen hairdressers?” Obadiah pointed a cucumber spear at Ahab. He sat at a small table in the center of the veranda of the King Jeroboam Inn. On the other side of the table […]
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– from Elijah?
For your visit to the mountains and valleys Elijah hiked, please check out my friend Anat Harrel’s fun notes about what to pack. And for a tour I recommend either Anat or Blossoming Rose. Anat has helped my research for the Elijah stories with facts and figures about Holy Land geography. I lived at Biblical Tamar Park […]
“You want to do Rome in two hours?”
Each puller led a file of 12-18 camels as part of a caravan.
His schedule covered the lifetimes of three kings.
– Insert Hebrew?
by Mel Hughes David, I loved the “Like an egg from a tall chicken” simile. Great big grin from that one. On the other hand, you can’t say “potato head” in a Bible-times book. Potatoes are indigenous to the Americas, and they didn’t get to the eastern hemisphere until the 1500s. It would throw me […]
chapters are there?
Tishbe, Elijah’s village, may have been near Jabesh.
– Whoop it up.
Red Line = King’s Highway Blue Line = Via Maris
– Who helps me write?
– Will I?
– Which version?
– a random arrow
David’s greatest moment?
How many buttons on Elijah’s tunic? None. Jack Cunningham, Jr., alerted me that buttons were first used as fasteners in the 13th Century. In 871 BC, the closest thing to a modern shirt was the tunic or כֻּתֹּנֶת. Most hung from neck to ankles and tied at the throat. Anat Harrel gave me a heads up. […]
Are you the one who?
Elijah in the Talmud
John the Baptist is born.
The family sees Elijah off.
Bad news for the king in Jerusalem
Elijah’s son questions him.
Elijah can’t get started.
Elijah goes home.
The Lord says, “Listen up.”
– Elijah goes south
Jezebel says no.
Jehu fulfils Elijah’s prophecy.
I anoint you king
Ahab dies in battle
Elijah kills 450 officials of Baal.
Postmortem of a murder
Jezebel murders Naboth
King Ahab pouts.
Ben Hadad returns and Ahab defeats him again.
People fell on the ground toward the tiny wisps of steam.
Bring the tribes.
“You’re the kid we chased through the market that day at the fort.” – 2198 words
The wrong century.
Obadiah & Ahab search for pasture.
They didn’t really kill their children, did they? To “pass son or daughter through the fire” means they shifted them really fast kind of near the flame, right? That’s how I read Moses. Then I got logged down in 1 Kings 16 and started digging into how they worshiped Baal and Asherah. It’s ugly. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/archaeologists-ancient-peruvian-empire-sacrificed-140-kids/ar-AAwrJDc?ocid=spartandhp […]
– Zim dies and is revived.
Nathan teaches Zim.
“Open up! Rocky’s hurt.”
Elijah let the beginnings of a smile play at the corners of his mouth. “I’m going to marry Milkah.” (01 Caravan) Milkah מִלְכָּ֔ה in the Bible means “counsel.” The first Milkah was the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother. See Genesis 11:29 and 22:20. She was the grandmother of beautiful Rebekah who married Isaac, the long-awaited promised son […]
could he be your ancestor?”
“I bet you don’t get much sleep…”
On all four sides, from under the lid, numbered tags dangled on strings.
“Name your price!”
Elijah and Nathan go home.
The Lord revives him.
– Rough drafts & notes & critiques
“Ben-hadad will not go away”
Elijah meets the vineyard owner.
Ahab escapes Ben-hadad’s trap and defeats the Syrians.
Elijah discovers a neglected vineyard.
“Every one of us has to kill our man or we leave a hole for the Syrians.”
“That one. Ask her.”
Micaiah arrives in Samaria
Elijah and Nathan settle in with the widow and her son.
Micaiah sneaks through enemy lines.
Elijah and Nathan hike up the coast to Zarephath.
The Lord sends Micaiah with a message for the king.
The bubblers enter the cave. (Isaiah 11:6)
Elijah saves Rocky from the Moloch goons.
Elijah bullies Nathan into going home with him.
– Bubblers hike to the Megiddo cave.
– Elijah is not a happy camper.
– Micaiah challenges the Asherah official.
– Nathan takes Elijah to the Brook Kerith.
– Recruiting buyers to feed fugitives
– Elijah tells King Ahab, “… neither dew nor rain unless I say so.”
– The Queen’s men kill another bubbler.
– Elijah goes to tell the king burning babies is wrong.
– Obadiah helps bury his friend.
– The Moloch priest murders Nathan’s friend.
– Slave traders murder Obadiah’s friend.
– No one will say why the bakery is closed.
– Obadiah forces King Ahab to watch the sale of slaves.
– Nathan makes a friend.
– Obadiah teaches Prince Ahab business basics.
– Elijah proposes to the girl next door.
– The accountant is caught embezzling from the king,
– Merchants describe how Asherah brings them customers.
– Arrows interrupt a race between Obadiah and Prince Ahab.
– A slave girl runs to Elijah for protection.