Elijah serves slightly different roles in these various religious traditions but is often depicted as an early savior, a precursor to more major figures such as John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. Having ‘failed’ in his wish to see the enemy destroyed—because his preaching was so successful that everyone in town repented (even the cattle put on sack cloth according to the book of Jonah)—he could not bear the shame of seeing the Assyrian capture his land. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Story of Elijah summary. Send her away, they ask Jesus. Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus gives the following account about the birth… He heard the mother answer, “Children, trust in G‑d. According to tradition, Elijah frequently comes down to earth to help Jews in distress or reveal secrets of the Torah to our great scholars. Elijah later denounces King Ahab again for the misuse of laws, arguing that all men are equal under God, including kings, and that morality should be the basis for legal decisions. ( Log Out /  God could easily have given him the words to write ahead of time. . The boy came back to life. About Historical Elijah In the Old Testament. Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15:28). She will not be shooed away. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. The woman at once discerns that he is a "Man of God." Watch the video for Mother Nature from Elijah Prophet's King of Kings for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. “How can I welcome you when I don’t have any food in the house?” she said. Nothing is recorded about his background before Elijah appears suddenly to promote traditional orthodox Jewish beliefs. ( Log Out /  When the woman opened it, he asked if he could stay with them for the holiday. Elias came. Matthew changes her ethnicity and calls her a Canaanite, evoking the hostile attitudes to the indigenous people of Palestine that we find in the Old Testament. As we focus on her, we will learn some weighty lessons. Finally, the woman is right there in Jesus’ face … “Help me, Lord!”, Jesus responds with cruel words, harsh words, that offend our ears but invite us to appreciate him as a person of his own time, culture and religion: “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”, This Lebanese mother has chutzpah, a Hebrew term for extreme self-confidence or audacity. In the new testament we can read: "But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance (Matt.21:38, KJV). This idea of laws based on moral principle continues to this day. His lifetime is chronicled in Kings I and King II—including the miracles he performed, the inspiration he caused, and his dramatic ascent to heaven. The drought was in judgment of the nation’s rampant idolatry, led by the royal couple Ahab and Jezebel . In this meme, always people are healed, rescued, kept alive, blessed and transformed. The Elijah narrative took shape in the northern kingdom of Israel. The Bible prophesies an end-time Elijah. Elijah (/ ɪ ˈ l aɪ dʒ ə / ih-LY-jə; Hebrew: אֵלִיָּהוּ ‎, Eliyahu, meaning "My God is Yahweh /YHWH") or Greek form Elias (/ ɪ ˈ l aɪ ə s / ih-LY-əs) was, according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab (9th century BC). Elijah Raises the Widow's Son … 22 And the LORD listened to the voice of Elijah, and the child’s life returned to him, and he lived. Elijah learned new and higher lessons of prayer while hidden away by God and with God when he was by the brook Cherith. 2 Kings 4:35–37. Religion then became a practice based on reason and principle rather than frenzy and mystical ecstasy. The mother came into the room. She is an unnamed widow living in the town of Zarephath. 5 “Behold, I will send you Alyah (Elijah) the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahuwah: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” "Elijah" is the most common spelling in English. Elijah's teachings established the idea that a higher moral law should be the basis for earthly law. In fact, 800 years later, some early Christians would even believe that Elijah had returned in the form of John the Baptist. Change ). The chapter notes that the Lord was withholding rain from Israel (verse 1). His message is just as important today. Elisha provided oil for a widow and her children, which put food on their table for a long time. He was born in Tishba of Gilead into the Levite tribe 900 years before the Incarnation of the Word of God. Therefore, the bible represents Christ as Adam, Melchizedek, Moses, etc. This is a wonderful story – of how God’s faithful prophet stood up alone to paganism and to power, and paid the price and triumphed. We can almost sense the first-century audience thinking, “Ah, just like Elijah …” Like the widow that Elijah encountered, this Lebanese mother has a needy child. Feeble praying secures no results and brings neither glory to God nor good to man. Did Elijah provide food for the widow and her son? Compassion trumps religion and tribalism. Also, Naboth, the owner of the vineyard - a figure of Christ (1.Kings.21), is slain. Jezebel was furious at the loss of her prophets, however, and swore to kill him. Even the simple act of the widow releasing the boy from her arms to Elijah contains hidden wisdom. First Ma’sum is our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ص) 2. 2:2) Hamilton Smith. So he packed up his widowed mother and relocated to the region of Tyre and Sidon, only to have the prophet Elijah come and stay with them for an extended visit. The prophet … the mother … the sick/dying child …. Little is known about his birthplace, other than it is likely the historical town of Listib, the ruins of which are in present-day Jordan. But this woman is not for sending away. The Baal priests are slaughtered by the Israelites. As we hear this story and as we engage with the ancient meme it reflects, we give thanks for the God who meets us in the guise of other people. The usual… Elijah lived during a time when it was extremely unpopular to worship and obey ... Elijah was a prophet who stood up to the evil ruler Ahab. Unlike other great prophets, Elijah and Elisha left no written records. A prophet gives the church direction, leads like Moses and Jesus. Elijah was the prophet in the Northern Kingdom in the time period of 850 BC. 1 Kings 17:22–24. The term “Elijah the prophet” in Malachi’s prophecy does not point to the Prophet Elijah the Tishbite. However, the mission of Elijah accomplished by John the Baptist was not complete. Was John the Baptist Elijah? Elijah, a biblical prophet is one of the most interesting characters in the Bible. Another possibility is that Elijah wrote the letter to Jehoram before his departure to heaven and left it for Elisha or someone else to deliver. Conclusion. The name "Elijah" is spelled in several different ways, depending on how it is translated from Hebrew in the Old Testament. shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room" (1 Kings 19:16), He had said; and in obedience to the command, Elijah went to find Elisha. The primary significance of Elijah lies in the fact that he was an early champion of the idea that there is one god and one god only. Two great figures in the Bible have inspired the Carmelites throughout their history. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. St. Elijah, Prophet OC: Solemnity OCD: Feast The prophet Elijah appears in Scripture as a man of God who lived always in His presence and fought zealously for the worship of the one God. There is yet another twist to this fascinating tale. Elijah's mission was to destroy the worship of foreign gods and to restore exclusive loyalty to God. The full text is found in I Kings chapters 17-20 and II Kings chapter 2. The houseguest is God’s prophet Elijah. The First Miracle God helped him do miracles. Elisha accepted the call in a heartbeat, he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you" (v. 20). The Third Miracle Instead, the prophet slept, and an angel brought him food. There were old scores to pay off against Elijah, and this wicked woman was no doubt there to strengthen her son in his resolution to pay them. Elijah laying no claim to the risen child delivers him back to the mother. Here are six things you may not know about Elijah. King Ahab ruled in Judah, a weak man who had married Jezebel, daughter of Prince Ittabaal of Tyre. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:5,6). Whether or not Jesus ever went to southern Lebanon, people of faith like to tease out what God is asking of us by telling stories, connecting stories, reshaping the stories. Another possibility is that Elijah wrote the letter to Jehoram before his departure to heaven and left it for Elisha or someone else to deliver. Mendelssohn composed an oratorio, Elijah. She has a sick daughter and she believes that Jesus could fix that situation. As there were prophets in early times, prophets like Elijah, Samuel, Jeremiah, Joel, etc, God today has His prophets. In the new testament we can read: "But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance (Matt.21:38, KJV). previous next. The queen-mother had not forgotten her yet unfulfilled threat, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time" (1 Kings 19:2). In order to tell the story and comment about it in this short space, I’ve had to leave out a great deal. Also, Naboth, the owner of the vineyard - a figure of Christ (1.Kings.21), is slain. Those keys of the priesthood were restored in perfect order and harmony, as was done on the Mount of Transfiguration. - Answers But now the Jews were divided: Israel to the north, Judah to the south. He was alive again. They had headed to the coast for a break, near the famous cities of Tyre and Sidon. At the end of the 1st Book of Kings you find the prophet Elijah. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Like the widow that Elijah encountered, this Lebanese mother has a needy child. The Messiah identified John the Baptist as the Elijah to come on two separate recorded occasions. Surely Elisha is able to do what Elijah did, and perhaps even more. So the runaway prophet meets with a local lady from the region of Tyre and Sidon. The prophet Elijah urged the people of Israel to turn from sin to the true God. We can almost sense the first-century audience thinking, “Ah, just like Elijah …”. Prophets from the Galilee understood their mission to be to their own people, but they sometimes found themselves needing R&R in Gentile territories outside the kingdom of Israel. Tradition holds that Elijah never died and that he will return before the final judgment by God—a key belief of traditional Christians. Like the car chase scene in a movie, we know how such a meme has to end. Austin Cline, a former regional director for the Council for Secular Humanism, writes and lectures extensively about atheism and agnosticism. Each prophet holding special keys of the priesthood appeared and restored them to prophets on the earth. It was consecrated in December 2000 as the new Greek Cathedral in Aleppo. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Elijah was from the town of Tishbe, located within the territory of Gilead- a tribal division closely affiliated or the same as Manasseh. The content of the composition is also related to the idea of the Second Coming, the Last Judgment, the salvation of the righteous, and the coming resurrection in the flesh. Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Tishbite-(Life and Times). . The cave of Saint Elijah is a grotto written about in the Hebrew Bible, where the prophet Elijah took shelter during a journey into the wilderness (1 Kings 19:8). His life was colorful. Photo taken by me during my pilgrimage to Israel in October 2010. He had faith in God. Elijah is quoted as saying: The story of Elijah is key to the historical development of monotheism itself and to the belief that mankind can and should have a personal relationship with that monotheistic God. Elijah (900 BCE–849 BCE) appears in the Judaic/Christian religious texts as well as in the Quran of Islam as a prophet and messenger of God. Elisha was a prophet. Elijah is described as having lived during the reigns of Israelite Kings Ahab, Ahaziah, and Jehoram, during the first half of the 9th century BCE. In the historical period represented by Elijah, each tribal religion of the area worshipped its own god, and the concept of an overall single God did not yet exist. This is especially seen in 1 Kings 18. The resurrection of her son was one of the most faith-strengthening events in her life. The Prophet Elijah’s servant was sitting on the top of the mountain when he saw a cloud rising from the sea in the form of a human hand that soon brought abundant rain to the earth and to all the thirsty people. Elijah: "A Prophet of the Lord" "Wot ye not what the Scripture says of Elias" (Rom. In his conflicts with Ahab and the pagan leaders of the time, Elijah argued that the law of a higher God must be the basis for guiding mankind's conduct and that morality must be the basis for a practical legal system. Elijah, the fiery prophet of Carmel, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, have both helped the community to understand how to be contemplative and active; prayerful and prophetic; reflective and apostolic. The resurrection of her son was one of the most faith-strengthening events in her life. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle (a garment like a cloak) on his shoulders (a symbolic gesture of being appointed/called to be a prophet). Let’s just stay with the Jewish meme of prophet-goes-to-Lebanon-meets-woman. Elijah could have still been serving as prophet until much later in the reign of Jehoram. This Lebanese mother has heard that Jesus is a prophet who can heal people. Elijah, the fiery prophet of Carmel, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, have both helped the community to understand how to be contemplative and active; prayerful and prophetic; reflective and apostolic. Inside St. Elijah’s grotto … Four candles lit by me prayers offered for my family and for others intentions. Prophet Elijah Prophet Elias, also known as Elijah was born in a remote and little known Village called Tishbe, which lies among the mountains of Gilead, on the other side of the Jordan River. Elijah, the prophet, was active during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel. Afraid, Elijah ran to the wilderness, sat under a broom tree, and in his despair, asked God to take his life. The clearest biography of him, however, comes from the Old Testament Christian Bible. The Bible attributes the following actions to Elijah: In Kings 1, Elijah suddenly appears during the reign of Ahab to announce a drought that God will send in punishment for worshipping the cult of Baal. Through the prophet Malachi, God says, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. The prophet is prominent in the Qur'an. The geography is just one of the unusual things about this story. Elijah is a great prophet who is described in the Book of Kings where he warns King Ahab and Queen Jezebel that “there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” This was to be punishment for their worship of the God Baal. Pope Benedict XVI. The houseguest is God’s prophet Elijah. 1 Kings 17:17–24; 2 Kings 2:14–15. Elijah's father was Savah, but it is not known who his mother was. These days they could not get there due to the Israeli border fences, but in those days it seems people could move around more freely. S/he is like an eye to the church reason a church or congregation without a prophet is blind. Elijah once again calls down the wrath of Jehovah on Ahab's son when he appeals to the pagan god Baal. Prophet Elijah in the History of Israel– As we have already studied in the example of Moses, the life and work of a figure in the Old Testament foreshadow the one who fulfill them spiritually in the New Testament.In that way, the bible testifies about the one to come, that is, the Christ. In Jewish traditions from around the time of Jesus (Lives of the Prophets), the widow’s son is none other than Jonah, who had settled in Sidon with his mother, after returning broken-hearted from his all-too-successful preaching campaign against Nineveh. The Prophet Elijah’s servant was sitting on the top of the mountain when he saw a cloud rising from the sea in the form of a human hand that soon brought abundant rain to the earth and to all the thirsty people. Related Content Close Panel. Elijah could have still been serving as prophet until much later in the reign of Jehoram. The temptation for preachers and theologians is to ‘over think’ this scene. Little is known about his birthplace, other than it is likely the historical town of Listib, the ruins of which are in present-day Jordan. Matthew 11:7-9. That was pre-1948, of course. And the disciples are irritated. "Elisha the son of Shaphat . In the previous post, I revealed that Prophet Elijah actually works in the sam… Elijah is clearly portrayed as “a prophet like Moses.” Elijah is the only prophet in the Hebrew Bible who appoints his own successor. That connection may be why Jesus spoke about needing to pay attention to the ‘sign of the prophet Jonah’ if people were really going to understand him and his mission. 23 Then Elijah took the child, brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. This Lebanese mother has heard that Jesus is a prophet who can heal people. II. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. Elijah’s activities were confined to the northern kingdom of Israel. This is clearly and firmly established by how the Archangel Gabriel and the Lord Jesus spoke of “Elijah”: As related in Kings 2, after Elijah hands over his duties to his successor Elisha, Elijah is spirited to heaven on a flaming chariot. The Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, so it is no wonder that his icons are highly venerated around the world. At the end of the 1st Book of Kings you find the prophet Elijah. The visit to Tyre and Sidon also evokes the old traditions (1 Kings 17) about Elijah having been sent to the same region when there was a famine in Israel. Elijah, a biblical prophet is one of the most interesting characters in the Bible and we can learn a lot from him. Contents Preface 1 Ahab: The Message from God 2 Cherith: The Brook that Dried Up 3 Zarephath: The Widow's Home 4 Obadiah: The Governor of the King's House 5 Carmel: The Fire from Heaven 6 Carmel: The Coming of the Rain 7 Jezebel: The Flight into the Wilderness This approach became key to the way in which Jehovah, the God of the Israelites, would become accepted as the single God of the entire Judaic/Christian tradition. This area is not too far from the country of the Gergesenes, where, in the time of … The church belongs the Greek Orthodox Prelacy, the Diocese of Aleppo. Fatima (ع) Daughter of Muhammad (ص): Fatima (615 – 632 A.D.), mother of the Imams (ع), is the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (ص) by his first wife, Khadija daughter of Khuwaylid, may the Almighty be pleased with her. The popularity of the Prophet Elijah icon depicting the Fiery Ascension is due to its symbolism of the Old Testament prototype of the Ascension of Christ and the Mother of God. Similar controversies linger around his mother, the Virgin Mary. In that way, the bible testifies about the one to come, that is, the Christ. The Prophet Elijah. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Elijah is often referred to as "Elijah the Tishbite"; so his epithet is related to his g… Some have called him a false prophet while some others worship him as God or son of God who came to earth in human form. By using Learn Religions, you accept our, Elisha: Profile & Biography of Elisha, Old Testament Prophet and Biblical Figure, Profile and Biography of David, Old Testament King, Biography of Moses, Leader of the Abrahamic Religions. So the runaway prophet meets with a local lady from the region of Tyre and Sidon. He found hospitality, after a hesitant initial reaction, from a widow who—along with her son—was close to death herself. Moses appeared. Jonah’s hometown, according to the tradition, was a small village between Cana and Nazareth, modern-day Mashhed. He defended God's law in a solemn contact on Mt. Rather it bespeaks a messenger in the spirit and power of Elijah. Introduction 1. According to tradition, Elijah frequently comes down to earth to help Jews in distress or reveal secrets of the Torah to our great scholars. We know also that Elijah was a "Man of like passions." Significantly, Elijah did not initially proclaim that the true God was Jehovah, only that there could be only one true God, and that He would make himself known to those who opened their hearts. She finds out where he is staying and disrupts his vacation time! It was the rostered day off for Jesus and his team. His name translates literally as "my Lord is Jehovah.". In biblical texts, his first appearance places him about halfway through the reign of King Ahab, son of Omri who founded the northern kingdom in Samaria. Elijah … The Church in the name of the Prophet of God Elijah (Zharkent city) is an Orthodox Church in the name of the Prophet of God Elijah.This an architectural monument built in 1892 year. Elijah's praying was strong, insistent, and resistless in its elements of power. John the Baptist and Jesus were asked if they were the incarnation of Elijah, who appeared at the Transfiguration. Whether or not the legendary character of Elijah is based on a true person, as is true of Jesus and other biblical characters, is uncertain. This is a clear statement of monotheism that was historically revolutionary at the time, and one that would change history. Christ Church Cathedral, GraftonEleventh Sunday after Pentecost16 August 2020. “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”, In the original version of the story, found in Mark, Jesus replies: “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” (Mark 7:29), Matthew seems to feel the need to find some religious basis for Jesus’ agreement to assist her distant daughter, so he reworks the moment this way: “Woman, great is your faith! His parents were former slaves who worked as sharecroppers (farming the owner's land for a share of the crops) on a cotton plantation; his father was also a Baptist preacher. A miracle shows the power of God. Sometimes we are the prophet to them, other times they are the prophet to us. Early life Elijah Muhammad was born Elijah (or Robert) Poole on October 7, 1897, near Sandersville, Georgia. Two great figures in the Bible have inspired the Carmelites throughout their history. God had bidden Elijah anoint another to be prophet in his stead. ( Log Out /  And the mother? This is starting to sound like Alice in Wonderland …. The prophet Malachi declared, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (Malachi 4:5-6). yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. The Holy Prophet Elijah is one of the greatest of the prophets and the first dedicated to virginity in the Old Testament. Yet he could not escape notice … (Mark 7:24). Wherever God disappears men and women are enslaved by idolatry "The primary aim of prayer is conversion: the flame of God that transforms our heart and enables us to see God", and thus to live in accordance with God and live for others. Elijah … And the man of like passions was transformed into a man of God by the fact that he was a "Man of prayer." Jesus himself seeks some ‘time out’ in Tyre and Sidon, as Mark says in the original version of this tale: From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. And the mother? God could easily have given him the words to write ahead of time. At times he is recorded as having to flee from Ahab’s wrath, taking refuge in a Phoenician city. Elijah's father was Savah, but it is not known who his mother was. Learn Religions uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. I Will Send You Alyah (Elijah) The Prophet Malaky (Malachi) 4:5-6. First the sea-monster and now Elijah. His zeal brought about a temporary banishment of idolatry (see Jezebel Jezebel, in the First Book of Kings, Phoenician princess who was the wife of King Ahab and the mother of Ahaziah, Jehoram, and Athaliah. Transforming a world by compassionate living. In Luke 4 Jesus reminds his hometown crowd that Elijah was sent to the widow at Zarephath and not to any of them; just before they try to throw him off the cliff! July 20 is the feast of the Prophet Elijah. The prophet Elijah, with the keys of this sealing power, did come just as predicted. Elijah was a true prophet. Islam considers Christ as a mighty prophet of God, from among His near ones and his mother as an embodiment of piety, chastity and righteousness. Answer: First Kings 17 introduces the prophet Elijah and gives the account of his dealings with a widow from Zarephath. His life was colorful. We Buy Icons and Antiques Russian Icon is always looking to purchase authentic antique Russian icons and religious artifacts created in the 19th century or earlier. Elijah took him to his mother. Always God is at work. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. Indeed, I have friends in Palestine who speak of catching the train from Jaffa to Beirut or Damascus to see a show and have a dinner. Elijah was born in 900 BCE in the village of Tishbe in Gilead in ancient Palestine. God helped Elisha bring the boy back to life. After the transfiguration where three disciples saw Moses and Elijah in a vision, they asked Jesus, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” (Matthew 17:10). Today we would say Lebanese. Elijah the Prophet (known in Hebrew as Eliyahu Hanavi) is perhaps the most beloved prophet in the Bible.His lifetime is chronicled in Kings I and King II—including the miracles he performed, the inspiration he caused, and his dramatic ascent to heaven.. This is not unusual because important figures in the Old Testament were often introduced by their name followed by "ben" meaning "son of," followed by the name of the father, but not the mother. ... Help the children understand that Baal was the king god of the Canaanites and Asherah was the “mother” of their gods, so Elijah wanted to settle once and for all that the Lord was the one true God. “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. That little twist sharpens the dilemma posed by this woman’s request for help. A prophet? Always good things are happening. Daniel was seperated from his family when he was a child because the Babylonian soldiers of Nebuchadnezzar took the youngs from the elders to teach them new the life and religion of Babylon.Daniel grew up there but always worshipped the True God. He also plays a role as a prophet for Mormons in the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Elijah then flees a wrathful Jehovah by taking a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai, where he is first discouraged, then renewed, in his faith and courage. Learn how your comment data is processed. Elijah was a prophet, after all. Noting is known about his family, nor is Elijah ever given a patronymic epithet, representing his father. Mission of Elijah, Revealing God the Mother–2000 years ago, John the Baptist came as Elijah and fulfilled his mission of “preparing the way of the LORD”.And he revealed Jesus to the people through the baptism. Elijah, a biblical prophet is one of the most interesting characters in the Bible. Elisha is surely Elijah’s replacement. We are hoping that with this week, this newborn, this seder things will be different. “Look, your son is alive,” Elijah declared. She knew Elijah was a prophet of God. Elijah was a prophet, after all. Elijah was born in 900 BCE in the village of Tishbe in Gilead in ancient Palestine. She was happy her son was alive. Elijah is the messenger who is going to announce the arrival of the Messiah -- it is why we sing eliyahu hanavi at havdalah ending Shabbat, why we have the chair of Elijah at a bris or baby naming and why we have Elijah's cup on our seder table during Passover. As we focus on her, we will learn some weighty lessons. This would place Elijah somewhere around 864 BCE. He’ll send Elijah the Prophet to bring you everything you need!” Then the chassid knocked on the door. Elijah finds lodging with a widow from Zarephath near Sidon, The widow is later understood to be the mother of Jonah. That was a miracle. 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