At this the angel who had disappeared around the corner of the utility shed reappeared from behind the boulder. He put his hand on Elijah’s shoulder.
“It’s OK,” he said. “You can go with this man.”
Who was that fellow?
So Elijah went down the hill and joined Captain ________ and his 50 men. As they turned to walk back up to Samaria, Captain ________ asked, “Who was that fellow just now?”
“From behind the boulder?” Elijah responded. “He’s a guy I met yesterday back home in Tishbe,” he explained. “He sent me to meet you.”
Why not say he was an angel?
- Didn’t want to cast his pearls before swine?
- Didn’t want to distract the captain?