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!
A couple of photos to illustrate the geography
Elijah is a nickname… do you think he had another “real” name?
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!