E100-39: 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18: The big fight at Mt Carmel

Jun 10, 10 • 1 Kings, Context, E1002 CommentsRead More »

Banana plantation at the foot of Mt Carmel

Since this is a gripping, but well-known, story what I’ll try to do in this podcast is show you how a bit of context (see here for more on context and understanding the Bible).

I’ll also tell you God’s two nicknames, in some religious traditions knowing all a god’s names is really important, in Hinduism the god Vishnu has 1,000 names, in Islam there is a tradition that God has 99 names. Yahweh the God the Bible talks about has kicknames as well as formal names!

Forrested crest of Carmel from the Eshkol Tower of Haifa University

A couple of photos to illustrate the geography


2 Responses to E100-39: 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18: The big fight at Mt Carmel

  1. kevin says:

    Elijah is a nickname… do you think he had another “real” name?

  2. Tim Bulkeley says:

    Err, it’s God who has a nickname (or at least being more accurate, an abbreviated name) Yahu or Yah in place of Yahweh.

    Ejijah = Eliyahu (in highly approximate transliteration from Hebrew) which means “My God is Yahu”.

    So Elijah’s name uses God’s nickname!