What are some highlights of the life of the prophet Elijah?


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Elijah lived by a brook where ravens fed him. The brook dried up and Elijah went to Zarephath to live with a widow and her son. She agreed to bake bread for him, and Yahweh blessed her with an ongoing supply of oil and flour.

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When the widow's young son died, Elijah prayed and a miracle restored life to the child. Elijah challenged 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah to produce a sign from Baal by offering a bull to him as a sacrifice, which failed. Elijah performed a similar sacrifice, which Yahweh honored by sending fire from heaven to consume the altar, the offering, the wood and the dust surrounding it.

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