(From The Boy Who Closed the Sky: A Novel of Elijah the Prophet)

866 BC*
After Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem, Jeroboam split the
kingdom north from south.
Two centuries later, Asa reigned over Judah and Omri over Israel.
In Tishbe of Gilead, a boy named Elijah tended vines.

King Asa – 1 Kings 15 and 2 Chronicles 14–16
King Omri – 1 Kings 16:23-38
*Chapter dates are approximate

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