Why Mount Carmel?

June 9, 2017

You’ve heard the story about Elijah and the prophets of Baal. But why did it happen on Mount Carmel? As with everything God does, there were reasons.

Which Baal did Elijah challenge?

June 6, 2017

There wasn’t just one “Baal” in Old Testament times. God even condemned Israel for “whoring after baals” (Judges 8:33). So which Baal did Yahweh challenge on Mount Carmel?

 

 

Game of Old Testament Thrones

March 5, 2017

IRON AGE history is a bloody business, and the history of the kings of Israel and Judah is no different. This week’s Old Testament study looks at transfers of power — somewhat less than peaceful — in the generation following Ahab and Jehoshaphat.

The divine council in action

February 12, 2017

GOD HAS a council that carries out His commands, and this week we get one of the few glimpses into its workings recorded in the Bible. It’s the story of Ahab’s demise in battle against the Syrians at Ramoth-Gilead, where the king of Israel is enticed by lying spirits to go to his doom.

Smackdown on Mount Carmel!

February 5, 2017

THE MOST famous confrontation between a prophet of the Lord and prophets of a fallen lesser elohim is at the center of today’s study. Of course we’re referring to the showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel.

War between them all their days

January 22, 2017

THE TALE of two kingdoms continues in our Old Testament study this week. We get the stories of the northern kings of Israel Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, and Omri, and the southern kings of Judah Abijah, Asa, and Jehoshaphat.

YHWH vs. Hercules

September 2, 2016

Elijah’s showdown on Mt Carmel more interesting than you think

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