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THE CONTINUITY OF THE BIBLE

[Series showing the progressive unfoldment of the Christ, Truth, throughout the Scriptures]

Elijah's Courageous Stand at Mount Carmel

From the April 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Following his raising of the widow's son, Elijah remained at Zarephath until almost three years had passed since he had first warned King Ahab of the impending drought (see I Kings 17:1; 18:1). Meanwhile it had become increasingly severe, and Ahab's pagan wife, Jezebel, far from evidencing conversion or repentance, had slain many of the Israelite prophets (see I Kings 18:13); but the special object of her wrath was Elijah.