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Elijah
BY JOHN S. SARGENT, THE NOTED AMERICAN ARTIST,
FROM THE FRIEZE IN THE BOSTON LIBRARY.
FROM THE SERIES OF COPLEY PRINTS

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Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead.1. Kings, 17, 1.

T LENGTH God, in pity over the sin and shame of the northern kingdom of Israel, sent a very

great prophet, Elijah, to save the people, if they could be saved. Elijah ranks next to Moses among the mighty prophets of the Old Testament, a strange, wild figure of a man, often compared to John the Baptist, in that he was a dweller of the wilderness, garbed only in a shaggy coat of skins, girded with a belt of leather.

The history of Elijah may be regarded as threefold, dealing first with his great public mission of overthrowing the worship of Baal in Israel, then with his personal life, the personal revelations and teachings given him by the Lord, and thirdly with the prophet's special mission of reproof and awakening to King Ahab. Elijah's life, like that of his disciple, Elisha, was wholly given to Israel, not to Judah. The latter kingdom drops for a time quite out of sight, during the vigorous chapters of Kings which tell of these two men.

Of the early days of Elijah we know nothing. He appears to us as suddenly as he did to Israel's king. He is introduced in the Bible merely as “the Tishbite," a name which may refer to a town of Gilead, or may mean rather“ the stranger.” He came from the far regions east

of Jordan, and stood like a wild man, a
savage, before the haughty noble.

men of Israel.

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18 The children of Jorah, an hundred and twelve. 19 The children of Hashum, two hundred twenty and three. 20 The children of Gibbar, ninety and five. 21 The children of Beth-lehem, an hundred twenty and three. 22 The men of Netophah, fifty and six. 23 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight. 24 The children of Azmaveth, forty and two.

25 The children of Kirjath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty and three.

26 The children of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty and one. 27 The men of Michmas, an hundred twenty and two. 28 The men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty and three. 29 The children of Nebo, fifty and two. 30 The children of Magbish, an hundred fifty and six.

31 The children of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four.

32 The children of Harim, three hundred and twenty.

33 The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty and five.

34 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.

35 The children of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.

36 ^ The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.

37 The children of Immer, a thousand fifty and two. 38 The children of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty and seven. 39 The children of Harim, a thousand and seventeen.

40 | The Levites: the children of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the children of Hodaviah, seventy and four.

41 ( The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.

42 | The children of the porters: the children of Shallum, the children of Ater, the children of Talmon, the children of Akkub, the children of Hatita, the children of Shobai, in all an hundred thirty and nine.

43 (The Nethinims; the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth,

44 The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon,

45 The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub,

46 The children of Hagab, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan,

47 The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah,

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