Elisha, the son of Shaphat, was a prophet and Elijah’s student and successor. Elisha was a farmer in the northern kingdom of Israel and was plowing with 12 oxen when Elijah came to him. He was called to follow Elijah and followed him without saying goodbye to his family. He roasted the oxen he made with the fire from the yoke and gave it to the people, there was no going back. When the Lord was about to take Elijah up in a whirlwind, he told Elisha to stay and not follow him any longer. Instead, Elisha was persistent and would not leave Elijah’s side. This showed Elisha’s faithfulness and unwavering loyalty and trust in God’s plan. Then Elijah was taken up into heaven in a fiery chariot (Elisha, n.d.). Elisha picked up Elijah's mantle and struck it on the waters
Moshe the Beadle is the one character that Eliezer learned about his faith from, Moshes
His attempt to seize the throne leads to the loss of his sanity. Before he is about
She wanted to help people who had no food and began taking food from her family stores." A little boy blurted "Is she in trouble?" and another voice said "She stole from her family? That's so mean!"
The nation of Israel was set apart as holy to the LORD. But they When the children of Israel demanded a king, they did so to be like the other nations. The first three kings were Saul, (outwardly tall, handsome and strong—a seemingly good choice for a king, but inwardly arrogant, proud and unrepentant—not God’s choice), David (a man after God’s own heart who repented of his sins and as such was God’s choice), and Solomon (the wisest man who ever lived, but because of covenant disobedience became the catalyst for the division and ultimate exile of Israel.
not to kill the king. One of the reasons is that he thinks heaven will
she gives birth to her stillborn child, she gives life to a starving man by breast-feeding
Aliyah, a young speech-impaired girl, who misses the train she was meant to board with her mother. She ran as fast as she could to catch it, but, realizing that she cannot, she’d tearfully watched the train cross through the border and into Palestine. Lost in Israel, with no way to head back over the border to her home, Aliyah boarded a freight train, reaching Haifa.
When he arrives home, he sneaks into the palace under the guise of an old man (Beers). This was rather smart, as the suitors would have killed him had he arrived as himself. However, he plans to slaughter the men, and does (Beers). Killing a large amount of men that have not committed any seriously grievous crime,
However, when their mother came through the door and told them of a hungry family, the 4 women did not hesitate in giving away their luscious breakfast to those in need. The children delivered the food to the family and “a poor, bare, miserable room it was, with broken windows, no fire, ragged bedclothes, a sick mother, wailing baby, and a group of pale, hungry children cuddled under one old quilt, trying to keep warm”(24). The sisters realize what a harsh environment they live in, and because the setting is so pessimistic, they try to share the little wealth they have so that everyone may live long full lives. The setting in which they live, houses many people who have even less wealth than their own family. However, because of this dreadful place, they try and make sure that their community, or their family, is taken care of, even at the expense of their luxuries.
I have decided to write my Old Testament essay on the mysterious prophet Elijah. According to the bible, in the book of Kings, Elijah was not only a devoted prophet of God, but he also served as a worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel, under King Ahab’s reign. Elijah is remembered for his remarkable faith and devotion to God. In writing this essay, I will tell the story of one the many adventures that occurred in Elijah 's lifetime. Of course, there are so many alterations and rewritten versions of the bible, that I have no idea what to believe. No one truly knows what happened, for everyone who could have, died long ago. Either way, all the different versions of the story seem to have the same basic outcome. In telling you this, I will try to incorporate the information that is mentioned throughout the book, “The Old Testament Story, Ninth Edition” (by John H. Tullock and Mark McEntire) and some of what I have been taught myself over my twenty-eight years of life.
Another brother story in the Bible is that of Esau and Jacob. The prophecy of these brothers was that the younger would rule the elder. Esau was a hairy man that was skillful in the hunter – gatherer ways and Jacob was somewhat of a “mamas boy”. One day while their father Isaac was dying he told Esau that he would bless him. Jacob then deceitfully went into the place of his father and was blessed as if he was Esau. When Esau returned he was very upset and was going to kill his brother. Jacob fled and was out of touch with his brother for a long time. Then Jacob sent word to meet his brother again and heard that Esau followed by 400 men were coming to him. Afraid and distressed about what Esau might do, Jacob had a dream in which he wrestled with God and was there blessed. With the new name of Israel he met his brother Esau and gave him many gifts. Esau came to his bother in open arms not needing any gifts because the only gift he wanted was to see his brother. Again united Esau and Israel showed that being brothers was more important than any childhood feud.
In Jerusalem in the Salomon`s temple, the Hebrews were praying to God for protection from the Babylonians, who are ready to attack the temple, led by their cruel king, Nabucco. The presence of a vital hostage, Fenena, Nabucco`s daugther, may yet secure peace. Leaving her in the care of the Hebrew prince, Ismaele nephew of the king of Judah, Zaccaria leads his people into battle. Fenena and Ismaele fell in love. Nabucco’s other daughter, Abigaille, breaks in with a group of Babylonian soldiers in disguise. Abigaille also loves Ismaele and offers to save the Hebrew people if he will love her in return. Ismaele refuses Abigaille and she vows revenge. The Hebrews are defeated and pursued by the Babylonians to the Temple, Zaccaria threatens to kill Fenena if Nabucco attacks the temple. Ismaele intervenes to save Fenena, and Nabucco orders the destruction of the Temple while Zaccaria and the Israelites curse Ismaele as a
Also seen in the Old Testament, Esther parallels Joseph by assimilating from being a passive commoner to a queen, the highest royal position for a woman. Her life entirely changes when she marries King Ahasuerus
Elisha was the second disciple to enter the room. He began his story with a sentence “ Have you ever felt insignificant, overlooked, and underappreciated?” (Maxwell, 2014, p. 19). Elisha proceeds to tell his story. He spoke of a brief memory about the day, Elijah brought fire down on Mount Carmel. According to Elisha, it was the best day ever for God, Elijah and Israel (as cited in John C. Maxwell, 2014,p.19). After that day his life changed for the better or so he thought. Elijah chose Elisha, to succeed him as prophet. In his mind his farming days were over. Elisha had prepared himself to do great things. Only to realize nothing had changed and that he traded his life as a farmer to become a common servant of God for ten years, which made him feel insignificant. Elisha was not aware at the time “ Whatever you’re doing for God is important to God. For that reason,” Elisha admonishes, “give your best wherever God puts you” (Maxwell, 2014, pp. 19-20).