Why did Obadiah think that Ahab would kill him if Elijah disappeared? Would the King not trust his servant that Elijah had appeared only to disappear? After all, Elijah had been successfully hiding for almost 3 years.
“Elijah said, 'As God, Master of Legions, lives, before Whom I have stood, today I will appear to him!” Why does Elijah refer to God in this statement as “Master of Legions?” Why does he insert the phrase, “before Whom I have stood?”
“Obadiah went toward Ahab and told him, so Ahab went toward Elijah.” It doesn't say that Obadiah went to Ahab, but rather that he went toward Ahab. This implies that all Obadiah did was turn in the direction of Ahab but Ahab was there.
“Ahab sent among all the children of Israel and he gathered the prophets to Mount Carmel.” Why is it that Ahab "sent among the children of Israel," but he "gathered the prophets to Mount Carmel?" It seems that he only had to send
“Elijah said to the people, “I have remained a prophet of God by myself, but the profits of the Baal or 450 men.” We asked why Elijah claims to be the only prophet remaining to God. We also asked why Elijah seems to ignore the prophets
“Elijah said to the people, “I have remained a prophet of God by myself, but the prophets of the Baal or 450 men. Let them give us two bulls; let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it, and put it on the wood, but not apply fire; and I will
“They took the bull that he gave them and prepared it, and called out in the name of the Baal all from the morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was neither sound nor response, and they danced by the altar that he made.”
Transcribed and unedited: They are called the Sheva D’Nechemta, the seven haftarot of comfort. I think it is a fair assumption to say that if they take us from TishaB’Av to Rosh Hashanah, that in some way the haftarot are a lesson in how to
Transcribed and unedited: Our haftarah begins with chapter fifty-four in Yishayahu, verse eleven. Ohnee’a Sa’ara Lo Nuchama, “you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted.” What is that opening verse describing?