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Archive | 01. The Lord of Hair

An Unassuming Prophet

Chapter 1. Looking at Elijah made people smile, not frown or turn away. Early line – “Curious faces were following him now ─ eyebrows up, a little smile.” Late line – “A slight smile was just starting to light the face of the king when the young man spoke.”   2 Kings 5:11 11 But Naaman […]

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Hesitant prophet?

How could a prophet of God be so hesitant? For instance, Moses was slow of speech, not good with word. Saul/Paul had some kind of speech problem? In the desert Elijah wanted to die. In prison, if John ever remembered jumping for joy inside his mother at the sound of Mary’s voice, he forgot it.

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Tishbite double

Why Elijah the “Tishbite from Tishbe”? They called Elijah a Tishbite because his hometown is Tishbe. Just as some people call me a Spring Arborite because I come from Spring Arbor. Yet no one doubles it up for me like they did for Elijah. They don’t say “Dave the Spring Arborite from Spring Arbor.” But […]

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Elijah – אֱלִיָּהוּ

Elijah – אֱלִיָּהוּ (‘Eliyyahu) “my God is YAHWEH”.  James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah#The_Christian_End_of_Elijah_in_Malachi Elijah the Tishbite may be Elijah From Tishbah now living in Gilead, but he may also be Elijah […]

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Lord of Hair 2

lord of hair בַּעַל שַׂעָר Verse 8. – A hairy man; literally, a lord of hair (בַּעַל שַׂעָר). Some take the meaning to be that he was rough and unkempt, with his hair and beard long; and so the LXX., who give ἀνὴρ δασύς. But the more usual explanation is that he wore a shaggy coat of untanned skin, with the hair outward. […]

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Obadiah About

In charge of the palace 1 kgs 18.3 Prophet Obadiah[edit] “The political situation implied in the prophecy points to a time after the Exile, probably in the mid-fifth century B.C. No value can be attributed to traditions identifying this prophet with King Ahab’s steward (… so Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 39b) or with King Ahaziah’s captain […]

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Jezebel – אִיזֶבֶל

Jezebel אִיזֶבֶל / אִיזָבֶל, Modern Izével’ / ‘IzávelTiberian ʾÎzéḇel / ʾÎzāḇel) (fl. 9th century BCE) was a queen, identified in the Hebrew Book of Kings (1 Kings 16:31) as the daughter of Ithobaal I of Sidon (Jezebel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew אִיזָבֶל (‘Izevel/’Izavel). The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?’”,[4] a ritual […]

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