Humour in the Bible 11: 1 Kings: In an idol moment

Image of Elijah (on Mt Carmel, photo by brett.wagner)

Idols, “gods” that people make! The very idea of making a god is one of those notions that almost have to reduce you to tears (whether of laughter or sadness and desperation depends on the circumstances), and the Bible has plenty of fun at the expense (in both senses) of idols. In this episode, therefore, we’ll look at 1 Kings 18 (particularly 1Kings 18:27 & 39). 1 There is fuller background on this in 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18: The big fight at Mt Carmel

PS: for those who want to follow the reference to El and Anat mourning Ba’al by cutting themselves see my post with a translation of the relevant Ugaritic text.

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1. There is fuller background on this in 1 Kings 16:29 – 19:18: The big fight at Mt Carmel

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