By Havilah Dharamraj

In comparing Elijah as a prophet after the Mosaic paradigm, Dr Havilah Dharamraj proposes a appreciably assorted schema for studying what's probably the most dramatic and hard texts within the outdated testomony, specifically, the earthquake-wind-and-fire theophany at Horeb (1 Kings 19).

Since rabbinic instances, the resonance among the Moses tales and the Elijah tales has been on a regular basis famous. bearing in mind that Deut. 18:18 gives you Israel a 'prophet like Moses', this resonance compels an overview of Elijah, keeping Moses because the benchmark. the following, scholarship struggles with a paradox. At Horeb Elijah fails within the severe prophetic activity of intercession. but, his provider as prophet is affirmed past doubt in his iconic whirlwind-and-chariots-of-fire go out. How are those to be reconciled? Is Elijah a prophet of Mosaic fibre or now not? This paintings bargains a strikingly diversified method of the Elijah tales. Dharamraj employs the narrative serious strategy to provide a detailed interpreting of the textual content. Such an method opens up interesting chances in interpretation. the following, her research of the dramatic and tough discourse of the earthquake-wind-fire- 'still, small voice' theophany at Horeb is impressive. So additionally, is the case she conscientiously builds for no matter if Elijah emerges because the hoped-for 'prophet like Moses'.

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