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The life of Elijah the prophet according to the Biblical outline, with a few additions.

Twelve-year-old Elijah tries to rescue a slave girl. A few years later he challenges the king: “Neither dew nor rain until I say so.”

He thinks anger at the slavers and baby burners motivates him, so the Lord’s “Hide at the Brook” must mean he’s hearing things. Not until Moloch thugs have him hiding under a thorn bush does he pay attention to the Lord’s voice.

During his 3 1/2 years in Zarephath, he’s convinced the back-home girl next door has given him up for dead and married the tanner’s son. Yet, Elijah returns and marries her.

After carrying out instructions from the Lord over several years, white haired and limping from a bad hip, he hears one last message. He gathers his wife and children around for his appointment with a chariot of fire.

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