What did Elijah do when his job was finished with Ahab?
The Almighty, the Creator of the ends of the earth could have sent down fire to consume the whole lot of them and scorch every last hair on their heads. But that is not why he sent Elijah. He sent Elijah to get the attention of the people, to save them from the hand of Ahab and from living a life devoted to sin.
In the restoration of Israel, the Lion from the Tribe of Judah is going to fulfill both positions, the King and the Priest.
Did you know that Jesus, Paul, Peter, John and the apostles continued to visit the
synagogue and celebrate the Jewish feasts?
Interesting People of the Bible: Who was Ezra? Part The greatest problem at hand in this book of Ezra was that this intermingling of lineage was a spiritual thorn working to break the pure lineage to void God’s promise of the Davidic kingship. But what was to be done? 2
Scholars say the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were one book originally and that Ezra was the scribe that wrote them both, along with 1 and 2 Chronicles. In the book that bears his name, it is most poetic and symbolic. For Ezra translates to, “Jehovah Helps.”
Josiah, while considered a righteous king, as well, was killed in a battle he wasn’t directed by God to participate in. He departed from total dependence on hearing the word of God and acted on his own behalf. It resulted in his death.