“My Elijah’s come home, Daddy.”
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he bounced off into the bushes and climbed into the hills
“He shows no mercy, but persecutes the poor.”
The temple boss came into spitting range.
A thick man leered at Obadiah. “Looking for somebody?”
Horseshoes did not exist yet.
What started me writing?
The bubblers enter the cave. (Isaiah 11:6)
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?
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?
Add to trees, kings highway. Those Jews. They cry and they get anything they want. Preface with professor. Well known fact that trees increase rainfall. The King’s Highway was once thick with trees. This trail carried trade from Egypt across the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba, north to Damascus and the Euphrates River. Here the kings of Edom and of Amor refused […]
– Which version?
A few miles upstream from Jericho Elijah followed Nathan into the reeds. Nathan handed him chunks of Shillem’s bread and cheese. “What will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?4 We will hide.” Jeremiah 12:5 about 600 BC (!) Maybe do a Bunny Trail exploring if Jeremiah used a popular phrase.
“Got to do something about her.”
David’s greatest moment?
How old was Elijah’s English?
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
I anoint you king
The wrong century.
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 […]
Where? Oh! There!
Thank you, Sharon!
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 […]
“I bet you don’t get much sleep…”
On all four sides, from under the lid, numbered tags dangled on strings.
“Name your price!”
Abel Meholah http://bibleatlas.org/abel-meholah.htm – interesting Gideon & Solomon detail http://bibleatlas.org/tabbath.htm www.bible-history.com/geography/ancient-israel/ot/abel_maholah.html This would indicate that Abel-meholah was thought of as a tract of country with a “border,” West of the Jordan, some miles South of Beth-shean, in the territory … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel-meholah Abel-meholah was a city mentioned repeatedly in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and best known […]
John the Baptist is born.
Jehu fulfils Elijah’s prophecy.
The family sees Elijah off.
Bad news for the king in Jerusalem
Elijah’s son questions his methods.
See Gwen’s critique.
– a random arrow
Jehoshaphat joins Ahab against Ben Hadad.
Postmortem of a murder
Jezebel murders Naboth
King Ahab pouts.
Ben Hadad returns and Ahab defeats him again.
“Lijah, my Lijah. You’ve come back.”
Ahab escapes Ben-hadad’s trap and defeats the Syrians.
“Nathan, a butcher’s apprentice?”
“Every one of us has to kill our man.”
Elijah rejoins his family in Tishbe.
“Ben-hadad will not go away”
Elijah goes back north.
Micaiah and Ben Hadad’s courier both arrive.
The Lord says, “Listen up.”
Micaiah sneaks through enemy lines to Gera’s shack.
– Elijah flees south from Jezebel
The Lord sends Micaiah with a message for the king.
What will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?
Elijah runs thru the rain and is rejected at the fort.
Elijah kills 450 officials of Baal.
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.”
Obadiah & Ahab search for pasture.
Neetz or Bernice?
Elijah and Nathan go home.
Elijah talks with Nathan about Bernice.
Elijah raised his head. “Zim is dead.”
Watering the vines
– Neetz teaches Nathan how to tie his sandals.
They find a huge spring.
Elijah meets the vineyard owner.
Elijah discovers a neglected vineyard.
“Can we have one, Mommy?”
Elijah and Nathan settle in with the widow and her son.
Elijah and Nathan hike up the coast to Zarephath.
Elijah saves Rocky from the Moloch goons.
Elijah bullies Nathan into going home with him.
– Micaiah hikes to the cave.
– Elijah is not a happy camper.
– Nathan hides Elijah by the Brook Kerith.