Elijah

1 Kings 11:26-41 tells us that Jeroboam rebelled against King Solomon and took ten tribes. When King Solomon died, King Jeroboam became king of those tribes.  He also returned to idol worship.  I Kings 12:31-33.

Jeroboam Offering Sacrafice for the Idol FRAGONARD (1732-1806)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/f/fragonar/1/01jerobo.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

1 King 17:1-5 tells us that Elijah prophesies that for several years there will be neither dew nor rain.  God tells him to go hide out in a ravine where there is a brook for water and ravens will feed him bread and meat each morning and evening.

  Plague with the Prophet Elijah Fed by the Ravens UNKNOWN DUTCH POTTER (1658)

See http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/41343-plaque-with-the-prophet-elijah-fed-by-the-ravens-unknown-potter-dutch.html for the source of the above photograph of the pottery.

1 Kings 17:7-24 tells us the stroy of Elijah and the widow of Zarepath who has the faith  to feed Elijah the little that she has and she still has enough to feed herself and her son.  Her son dies and Elijah works a miracle to return him to life.

Elijah and the Widow of Zarepath UNKNOWN ARTIST (1500-20)

See http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Unknown-Painter/Elijah-And-The-Widow-Of-Zarapeth.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

1 Kings 18:16-45 tells us of Elijah’s challenge to the prophets of Baal, who fail to call down fire from Baal to consume their sacrifice, whereas Elijah soaks his sacrifice to his God with water, and successfully calls down fire from heaven to consume it.  The people see that the Lord God of Elijah is great indeed.  Elijah is instructed to and slaughters all the prophets of Baal.

Offering of Elijah CHAGALL (1956)

See http://www.franklinbowlesgallery.com/SF/Artists/Chagall/pages/Etchings/bible/CHAG0801P_Plate_85.htm for the source of the photograph of the etching.

1 Kings 19 tells us that after the Elijah’s sacrifice is offered and received by God, Jezebel hears that Elijah killed all of the prophets, and she threatens to have Elijah’s life by that time the next day.  Elijah flees into the wilderness.  “He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.”  1 Kings 19:4b-5a.

Prophet Elijah in the Desert BOUTS (1464-68)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/b/bouts/dirk_e/lastsupp/5elijah.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and a brief description.

 Landscape with the Prophet Elijah in the Desert BLOEMEART (1610’s)

See http://www.arthermitage.org/Abraham-Bloemaert/Landscape-with-the-Prophet-Elijah-in-the-Desert.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

 Elijah in the Wilderness OLIVIER (1831)

 See http://www.terminartors.com/artworkprofile/Olivier_Ferdinand_Johann_von-Elijah_in_the_Wilderness for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

Elijah’s Vision CHAGALL (1957)

See http://www.flickr.com/photos/haggertymuseum/3903801185/in/set-72157622265211295/ for the source of the above photograph of the lithograph.

 

2 Kings 2:1-12 tells of the ascension of Elijah to heaven in a whirlwind, when his mantle is given to Elisha.

  

Ascension of Elijah LEAL (1658)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/v/valdes/ascensio.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and a description of it.

Elijah Carried Off to Heaven CHAGALL (1956)

See http://www.franklinbowlesgallery.com/SF/Artists/Chagall/pages/Etchings/bible/CHAG0805P_Plate_89.htm for the source of the above photograph of the lithograph.

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