Hebraic Studies - A Look at Eliyahu - Elijah

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Study One

 

Eliyahu -Elijah written in Hebrew

This Study is based on 1 Melachim - 1 Kings chapter 16, verses 25 to 34 and chapter 17, verses 1 to 24.

Four powerful studies:

Welcome to the Eliyahu - Elijah studies. You will find that this is a study in four parts. Study One commences with Eliyahu walking into the king Ahab’s palace and announcing because the king’s great sins, that rain will stop, until he said so. This is followed by Study Two and we see Eliyahu arriving at Zarephath where so much happens as well as a major miracle. Whilst in Study Three he sees the king again and challenges him, his evil wife Yezebel - Jezebel, and the hundreds of false prophets of Ba’al and of Asherah together with all the people to go to Mount Moriah, and there he challenged these false prophets, in order for all to see if Ba’al, or the mighty Elohim, blessed be He, will send fire from heaven and burn the sacrifice on the alter each built. Thus this is a comprehensive study, but yes there is Study Four, and this covers the day when Eliyahu was taken away in a fiery chariot. The question will be, but where did he go?

Introduction:

If we look at the life of that great prophet, Eliyahu -Elijah, we can divide it into separate scenes. In this study, we will cover the first two scenes. The greatest figure in the Torah is Moshe Rabeinu (Moses), however in the Tanakh there are a number of outstanding figures, two of these being Eliyahu and Yirmyahu - Jeremiah (there will be a study on Yirmyahu in due course).

We read in Malochi - Malachi 3:23;

“Lo, I will send the prophet Eliyahu - Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of (JPS with Ivrit Names added).

Let me be clear at the outset, that day has not come to date; however, it could be at anytime soon. It is claimed by many the Churches that John the Baptist was Elijah”. However in the ‘New Testament’ it is clearly written that John the Baptist himself made it very clear that he was certainly “not” Elijah the Tisbite, nor “that prophet.”

“And they asked him, ‘Are you Elias?’ And he said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you that prophet?’ And he answered, ‘No.’” John 1:21.

This obviously makes it very clear that this person was not Eliyahu the prophet!

Eliyahu was certainly one of the great men in the Tanakh, as he was a unique character, being vibrant, strong, caring, yet, aggressive. With those qualities he is everything  Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, loves in a man, a man He can call into His service. Understand this, Eliyahu’s greatness was not Eliyahu the man, but his greatness was the Spirit of Elohim working within this faithful servant.

As we study the life of Eliyahu, we are in fact looking at the greatness of the Almighty, and what He did with a faithful servant. In a way Eliyahu was a man like any good and frum (faithful) Jew. This might sound perplexing, for we see him as a great prophet of Elohim, thus we might ask, who are we to compare ourselves to him in any way? Let me answer it in this way. “Was Eliyahu perfect”? And the answer is, no he was not, for even though the excellent attributes as shown above, Eliyahu was also a man of impatience, loneliness, even a man of fear and anger. In this, we are able to see that Eliyahu was a man very much like us. Thus, if Eliyahu can be used by the Almighty with his shortcomings, then, those who faithfully keep the Torah are also acceptable unto Elohim.

In Ivrit (Hebrew) the name Eliyahu means, “My Elohim is ,” blessed be His Sanctified Name. This clearly proves that he was born into a faithful Hebrew family. Sadly, at a time, many of Israel had turned their back on the Almighty and were tragically worshiping Ba'al.

I pray that this very powerful study will touch all who read it, for Eliyahu was a man, who served our Father, and the way he did that is vey powerful and uplifting!

Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham.

Let us now look at the events leading up to the arrival of Eliyahu before that sinful king Ahab - Achav in 1 Melachim - 1 Kings 16:25-34 (JPS version of the Tanakh).

“25 And Omri did that which was evil in the sight of , and dealt wickedly above all that were before him.

26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sins wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke , the Elohim of Israel, with their vanities.

27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he showed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

28 And Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria; and Achav - Ahab his son reigned in his stead.

29 And in the thirty and eighth year of Ai’sah - Asa king of Judah began Achav the son of Omri to reign over Israel; and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.

30 And Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of  above all that were before him.

31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Yezebel - Jezebel the daughter of Eth’ba’al king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

32 And he reared up an altar for Ba’al in the house of Ba’al, which he had built in Samaria.

33 And Achav made the Asherah; and Achav did yet more to provoke , the Elohim of Israel, than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho; with Abiram his first-born he laid the foundation thereof, and with his youngest son Segub he set up the gates thereof; according to the word of , which He spoke by the hand of Yahushua - Joshua the son of Nun”.

This reading contains a tragic statement “Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of , above all that were before him.” The sad truth is that he was even worse than his wicked and evil father Omri, whose sinful deeds are well recorded. At the time Ahab had taken Yezebel, the daughter of Eth’Ba'al, king of the Sidonians as his wife. The name Yezebel in Sidonian translates as, “Daughter of Ba’al,” “flower of Ba’al,” or a “primrose of Ba’al.” It was said that she was a great beauty, thus visually she a flower indeed, thus no wonder Ahab desired this beautiful daughter of the king of Sidonia. However, as history records she certainly was no primrose, as shown by her life, for she was ugly and rotten (like dung) on the inside. Her life’s end was very much the way she lived her life, as she was trampled by horses, and partially devoured by wild dogs, then left to rot in the street. Eliyahu actually prophesied this in 2 Melachim - 2 Kings 9:36-37.

“This is the word of , which He spoke by His servant Eliyahu the Tishbite, saying: In the portion of Jezreel shall the dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel; and the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say ‘here lies Yezebel.’”

Ahab, including the majority of Israel, now worshipped Ba’al, which means ‘husband.’ This pagan god of stone had sexual implications. The stone image was a tall pillar, having a certain representation. It is at this low point of Israel’s time, Elohim, blessed be He, chooses a faithful Hebrew servant, to prophecy against this sinful nation.

Amazingly Eliyahu came on the scene with remarkable suddenness. One moment, no one has heard of him and suddenly the Almighty sends the nation a great prophet, who leaves an indelible mark on the nation of Israel.

Nothing is known of his earlier life, with no record, which tribe he came from or if he had any prior training for his calling. All this proves that  can call a man, a man like us, to proclaim His words to an errant people. As shown throughout the Tanakh, Elohim, blessed be He, does not choose great men or woman for His work, but He chooses those He knows who have the heart to become His earthly servant. By Elohim’s choice, Eliyahu became one of the most unique and dramatic characters in Tanakh history. We know from the Tanakh that he was rugged in appearance and dress. 2 Melachim - 2 Kings 1:8 it states;

“He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.”

Eliyahu was a native of Tishbe, which is a village in the rocky and rugged terrain of Gilead north of the Jordan River. For all of his young life he had learned to live in harsh and difficult circumstances. Ten miles north of Yabbok, there is a place now called El Istib”, and there is a ruined shrine that bears the name “Mar Eliyas” which many believe to be the birthplace of Eliyahu.

The ruins at El Istib and “Mar Elias”

Toda Raba Yariv Geffen for sending this photo

His family, were pioneers, settlers in this rough and harsh country where they kept a close relationship with the Elohim of Israel. By naming their son Eliyahu, they were declaring to the unfaithful of Israel, “Our Elohim is , (blessed be His Sanctified Name) the great I Am, who redeems.”

We have painted a picture of a faithful Hebrew family and their son, as well as an idolatrous Hebrew king and his wicked queen. What follows is a mighty story of enormous faith, of this one man who lived amongst an evil generation.

Israel was blessed by the Almighty and was redeemed from bondage and slavery in Egypt. Thereafter, they were blessed with a land “flowing with milk and honey.” In spite of all Elohim’s love of His people, many of Israel had ceased believing, and now worshiped a pagan god of stone. The truth is, “the only thing man has learned from history, is, that they have not learned a thing from it!” However, Baruch Elohim, there was a remnant of faithful Israelites living in Gilead, and most likely in other parts of the land.

Eliyahu Approaches Ahab:

We now come to the point, where Eliyahu arrives on the scene and declares one powerful but a short message. We do not know if Elohim, blessed be He, commanded him to go to Ahab, but we do know that this man, in rugged attire in faith walks into the palace, stands facing the king and delivers a single sentence. Then having delivered it, he simply turns his back on the king and walks out. We can see that this man had no fear of any man, for he was a man who fully trusted his Elohim!

At this point we should understand, when it comes to royal households there are a list of protocols, all of which had to be kept exactly as commanded by the court. If anyone would come before the king, and spoke without consent, that person, according to protocol, would automatically be put to death. Whilst in court, the king would raise the sceptre to give permission to approach him, and only then the appointed person (who would be there by prior arrangement) was permitted to speak. Even the wife of the king would also have to seek prior permission to speak whilst he was in court.

But here we see Eliyahu walking into the court, not asking admission, and he speaks to the king without permission having been given. He proceeds by disgracing and humiliating the king by turning his back on him and as what we could call brazenly walk out. Now, that is what I call Chutzpah (impertinence).

Scene One:

We will now have a closer look at scene one, and see what Eliyahu said to Ahab as quoted in 1 Melachim - 1 Kings 17:1.

As , the Elohim of Israel, liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” 

To fully understand what the implications of his statement, we will consider the following.

1… “As  Elohim of Israel liveth, before whom I stand.” … Here Eliyahu gives his authority, as he came in the Name of  Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name!

2… “There shall not be dew nor rain these years” … Then Eliyahu threatens the king.

3  “According to my word” or “Until I say so” … are his concluding words, in which we see his immense faith.

With Eliyahu saying, “before whom I stand,” shows us not only that Eliyahu was standing before the king without any fear, for he knew that Elohim was fully on his side, thus he is able to stand before the king and accuse him. However, the insult also contained the implication, like it may be said today; “Hey king, you might be sitting there on your grandiose throne, but I am not before you, as I stand before and with my Elohim.” I firmly believe, as we read of Eliyahu’s stand before the king that we Israel should also stand before our Heavenly Father and act with great faith, even in the face of peril.

The author’s book “Dutch Tzedakah,” (now sadly out of print) contains countless inspiring stories, however there is an amazing story, of which a movie was made, entitled “The Hiding Place.” The story speaks of a man, a Christian clock maker who lived in the city of Haarlem near Amsterdam, and he who was without fear, in the manner of Eliyahu, hid many Yidden from HaShoah at the cost of his, and some of his other family member’s lives.

Long before this family became involved in building the hiding of Jews, Casper ten Boom’s father, Willem, always supported the Jewish people since 1884. His son and grand children continued to uphold this duty and clearly showed their stand and strength of their conviction during World War 2. Just before hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, an interesting event took pace; a Jewish baby was delivered to their home by the underground for safe keeping until a safe passage could be found to take the bubeleh to the UK. However, one day their pastor visited their home and saw this beautiful Jewish baby. Upon hearing the story, he suddenly challenged Mr. ten Boom and his daughters, Betsie and Corrie, saying, “Mr. ten Boom you cannot keep this Jewish Baby, don’t you know, you can be killed, also it is against the law, and Mr. Ten Boom we must uphold the law.” Sometime earlier he had challenged Mr. ten Boom regarding him wearing the Magen David (Star of David), which Mr. ten Boom wore as a sign that he supported the Jewish People. Mr. ten Boom stood up and looked firmly at the pastor, whom he thought he could trust, and said;

“Pastor, I am aware that we must obey the law, unless it contravenes a higher call from G-d. You have asked for me to remove the star, fine pastor, I will remove it, BUT we will keep the baby!”

Due to their strong stance, the baby was later rescued, and  blessed be Elohim the baby survived the war. Later this family hid many Jews in a converted cupboard in Corrie’s bedroom, which had a false wall with small, but sufficient space behind it to hide several families. The house’s name is the “BeJe” that became known as the “Hiding Place.” This fine Christian family certainly lived their faith to the full.

On the February 28, 1944 the family was caught by the Germans, having been betrayed by a traitor. The moment when Papa ten Boom was being loaded into a truck, a soldier counted those who boarded, “one, two, three, four, five, six. There are six Herr Kapitan.” Papa ten boom vigorously interjected for all to hear, and said, “You are wrong sir, there not six, there are seven, for G-d is here with us!” Upon hearing this statement, a moment of kindness befell on the captain and he said to Casper, “ten Boom, you are an old man, and you should die in your own bed. If you promise me to behave, then you can die in your own bed where you should be.” To this, Casper replied, “If I stay behind kapitan, I will open my door to anyone who knocks and asks for help.” Blessed be our Elohim, all those who were in the Hiding Place on that day were not found by the Germans, all were rescued the next day, and better still they survived the war. Many Jews were saved by this righteous family, who have a place in the “Avenue of the Righteous” at Yad Vashem”. Sadly, Papa ten Boom died just ten days after the arrest, whilst lying on a stretcher in a cold hospital corridor. He was 84. This fine man and family, stood up to the Nazis in great faith, even in the face of danger. Through the faith of the ten Boom family, we can see that men much like us, can stand by faith, just like Eliyahu, fully trusting Elohim, blessed be He!

Back to King’s Palace:

Eliyahu stood there, “girt with a girdle of leather about his loins” in the splendour of the king’s palace, and with full authority, he proclaims to the king, that only “our Elohim lives,” thus saying, “your god Ba’al is impotent, nothing but a piece of lifeless stone.” Even though he is physically standing before the king, by saying, “I am standing before (and with) My Elohim” He then in the name of  (Y-H-V-H), he threatens the king; “there shall no be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word” or “until I say so.” Eliyahu knew that through his faith, at the appointed time, he, with Elohim’s power, could restore the dew and the rain.

There is no doubt that we have seen a great faith in action here, as a man of Elohim spoke with great authority to this evil pagan king. We should really ask the question “did Elohim, blessed be He, command Eliyahu to say these things”? Incredibly here is no record of this whatsoever. Thus, where then did he get the idea from, to brazenly walk into the palace, and declare there would be a drought, due to the nation’s sin?

It is my firm belief that Eliyahu spoke with this kind of authority, because he knew and understood the Torah. The truth is that he simply claimed what Elohim, blessed be He, had said to Moshe Rabeinu in Davarim - Deuteronomy.

“And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love  your Elohim, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will give grass in thy fields for thy cattle, and thou shalt eat and be satisfied. Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; and the anger of  be kindled against you, and He shut up the heaven, so that there shall be no rain, and the ground shall not yield her fruit; and ye perish quickly from off the good land which  giveth you”. Davarim - Deuteronomy 11:13-17.

As tragically much of Israel was serving other god’s, Eliyahu in prayer now claimed with authority the words of the Torah, that “He (Elohim) shut up the heaven, so that there shall be no rain, and the ground shall not yield her fruit.” Eliyahu understood the Words Elohim, blessed be He, had given to Moshe in the wilderness. Thus, a man in many ways like us, in faith and in prayer claimed words of the Torah before the king. The proclaimed drought lasted for a long three and a half years.

We now come to the end of Scene One of Eliyahu’s life and actions. Each scene is full of thrilling panoramas, which I believe are excellent building blocks for our own lives. For we the House of Israel need to be more like Eliyahu, a people of great faith, a people prepared to do Elohim’s will as shown to us in His blessed Torah.

This, concludes Scene One, the unheralded arrival of the prophet on the doorstep of an idolatrous king and his announcement of the drought, which was the punishment for idol worship.

Scene 2:

This Scene takes place in the wilderness, by the brook Cherith where Eliyahu went by Divine command.

1 Melachim - 1 Kings 17:2 to 6 will set this scene

“And the word of  came unto him, saying: ‘Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith that is before the JordanAnd it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of ; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith that is before the JordanAnd the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook”.

Just as the appearance of Eliyahu was sudden and dramatic, so was his disappearance. With the removal with Eliyahu, the nation would not only have to suffer physically with a three and a half year drought, but also suffer spiritually, with the removal of HaDavar, the Word, of Elohim, blessed be He. The prophet Amos indicated clearly what has happened.

“Behold, the days come, saith  Elohim, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of ”. Amnos - Amos 8:11.

Israel suffered both a famine of bread and water, but more importantly, there was a famine of hearing the Torah for three and a half long years, being one of the ways, Elohim, blessed be He, uses to pull Israel up with a big jerk.

Why did Elohim, blessed be He, remove Eliyahu?

Ahab and Yezebel were fired up with an intense hatred and anger, obviously because Eliyahu had insulted them before the entire nation, they would have slain him on the spot. Therefore, Elohim said, “Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith (or Kerith).” Throughout the Scripture, the Almighty uses certain words, and names that have special meanings, which is often lost when studying the Torah and Tanakh. In these words, we do find some wonderful treasures.

Elohim, blessed be He, uses the word (being the name of a place) “Cherith” or “Kerith” but in Ivrit (Hebrew) it means to “Separate” or “Divorce.” In light of this, let me briefly look at another Scripture where this same word occurs.

“And I saw ... I had put her away, and given her a bill of Divorcement.” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3:8.

Let us check the word used here for “divorce - divorcement.” And we will find that it is “Cherithuth,” which literary means to “separate” or “divorce.” Interestingly, the Tanakh also uses another Hebrew word for “divorce” and that is “Garash,” meaning, “to be utterly removed - divorced, cut off forever,” much like a scab being dead tissue, when it falls off it can never be restored. Thus, “Garash,” - “divorce” means to be utterly removed and cast away forever. Baruch Elohim, that He does not use the word “Garash” in Jeremiah chapter 3, but “Cherithuth,” for  Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, would never utterly cut off His people, as He had made an everlasting covenant with Israel, as this Tehillim - Psalms clearly declares;

“He (Elohim) hath remembered His covenant for ever”. Tehillim - Psalms 105:8.

Thus, after Eliyahu gave his declaration to the king, Elohim, blessed be He, commanded him to Go to the “brook of Cherith,” which is directly related to the word Cherithuth,” What a wonderful picture we see here. Because of Israel’s sins, worshipping Ba’al, the Almighty would let Israel suffer in the physical, with no rain, also in the Spiritual, with the removal of His Torah, by separating Eliyahu - Elijah to the “brook of Cherith.” As stated “Cherith” means to separate, we realise that this separation would not be permanent, for later Eliyahu was commanded to return to the king and the Nation with the Word of Elohim, blessed be He.

In Jeremiah 3:8, Elohim gave Israel a “Bill of Cherithuth,” to bring her back to her senses, in order that restoration could take place. Through the foreknowledge of Elohim, we know with certainty that Israel returned to the Almighty, and to Eretz Yisroel, the land of our inheritance! What a wonderful glimpse of love we have been shown here. Elohim, blessed be He, made public His divorce, His separation, yet He entreats Israel to return to Him in Teshuvah, meaning to “return” and “repentance”.

And that was the reason for Eliyahu to go and hide at the brook of Cherith!  It would be there and later when he would go to Zarephath that Elohim would prepare this rugged faithful man, for the task that laid ahead of him at Mt. Carmel.

Elohim, blessed be He, prepared many prophets in this manner, the like of Avraham, Yitzchak, Ya’akov, Yoseph and Moshe Rabeinu, each having spent time in the wilderness in preparation for a greater task ahead.

At this lonely brook, Eliyahu again proves his great faith. To be honest to believe of all the birds that it would be the ravens that would feed him each morning and evening, now that would really take some faith!

Ravens are well known to be thieves as they rather steal then than give. Eliyahu knew this, yet he trusted his Elohim regarding this miracle. And everything is based on this truth, a truth that applies to us all.

There are three important things for us to remember …

1  Be where the Almighty wants you to be!

2… Be at the right place, at the right time.

3  Only at the right place, can miracles happen.

Eliyahu followed Elohim’s command, “Go to…” for it would be only there where the Almighty was going to control the foul of the air, in order that ravens would bring food to Eliyahu daily. I believe that Eliyahu clearly understood the words in Tehillim - Psalms.

“Trust in  and do good, so shall you live in the land, and you shall be fed”. Tehillim - Psalms 37:3.

Even in the receiving of this food, once again we see Eliyahu’s faithfulness.

1… He remained until “the brook dried up,” and received the command to leave.

2… Imagine eating the same food day in, day out? We would get sick of it, just as Israel did eating the blessed provision of “manna” for forty years.

No doubt, we would not eat, even the food we really love, every morning, noon and night, for lets say even a year. Some might say, but ravens are not kosher. True, however we should keep the following points in mind.

1… Eliyahu was not commanded to eat the ravens, only the food they carried to Eliyahu.

2… If Elohim, blessed be He, commanded you to accept food from the ravens, would you say no to the Almighty, rather than thank Him for this provision during a great drought.

Eliyahu was grateful to Elohim for this miraculous provision. However, his greater test was yet to come, as we will discover in Scene 3, which will be in the next powerful study “Eliyahu Part Two”.

What has the message of Eliyahu taught us?

We have learnt so far that  Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name, is able to take a man (or a woman), a person much like you and me into His service! If we feel in our heart that Elohim desires us to go on Aliyah, home to Eretz (the Land of)) Israel, well we better go!

In addition, we know, from the Torah regarding Moshe Rabeinu and others that Elohim does not always take a person who is fit for the job, no indeed not, for I never thought that I would ever become a rabbi, but He had other thoughts. He takes ordinary men, and then He fits them for the job ahead of them. The Almighty commanded all the great prophets of Israel to “prepare” and then “declare”.

This is the message we should learn today – Live in His will! Like Eliyahu, we must live in the will of Elohim, according to the blessed Torah which He has given us, and learn the answer to this provocative question. “How will I know Elohim’s will for my life, in this or that situation?”

I suggest that you use what I call Elohim’s Three Harbour Lights of Guidance.”

1… Is it in accordance with the Torah?

2… Do you feel in your heart that it is right for you, and are your family happy for you to do so?

3… Is it the right time? Are the all the circumstances in line?

Let’s learn the story about “three harbour lights”.

There is a port in Italy, in which it is impossible to enter at night without being shipwrecked. This is due to the channel being extremely narrow, and there at the entry there are rocks that are jagged and very dangerous. Anyone attempting to enter at night will be wrecked on these rocks.

However, to guide ships into the harbour safely, the port authorities strategically placed three beacons of light at certain points, and when the ship’s pilot is able to line these three lights up so that they appear to be as “One Single Light,” only then will the ship be on the correct course and can safely enter the port. But, if the pilot sees two or more lights, disaster will surely follow.

What do we learn from this, all lights, all circumstances must line up, or our venture will be doomed for disaster.

Like Eliyahu, we must Live in the light of the Torah - like the pilot setting his course, you should have the assurance that all the circumstances line up, then you will be in the harbour you know and that you are at the right place, at the right time, be it physically or spiritually, for it is there where the Almighty, blessed be He, will provide and bless you. For there would be a woman awaiting Eliyahu at well in Zarephath, just as Elohim had told Eliyahu back at the brook of Cherith that she would be there. Not just any well, but only at this very well, as He had pre-appointed!

Eliyahu is a man who gave His life in the service of His Elohim, not living in the self, or the I, me, and myself as so many did then, and still do to this very day. This is a world that is full of the self and so much evil and sin but let us strive to uphold the mitzvoth our beloved Elohim has blessed us with!

I trust that you have gained much from Eliyahu Part One being a very special study, but please read Part Two, which contains a very powerful story and a remarkable conclusion in the life of the woman and her sons’ life!

May the Shalom (Peace) of Elohim fill you, your family and your home!

Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham.

 

 

 

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