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Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?

Ilona Chebotareva

When applying the Hebraic map to Elijah’s Journey to Horeb (1 Kings 19), I began to notice how it exemplifies Elijah losing his way as a Hebraic leader and how God nudges him back toward it. Responsibility: at the sign of personal danger to himself runs away from the challenge of Jezebel and Ahab. In God’s response to Elijah he says “Go and return the way you came”, go back to the battle you are responsible for. Plurality: Elijah was fearful before a mere human to the point of hiding, while standing in front an all powerful God. The all powerful God, on the otherhand, shows up as a gentle whisper. Personality: Elijah is unable to deal with the duality of man, of Isrealites abandoning God. God, in return, deals with Elijah by feeding his body and spirit. Deity: In his cry to God, Elijah made himself the main character, focusing only on Jezebel’s personal hatred of him. God, in his response, ignores his personal plea and goes about establishing order, putting up leaders, reaffirming that he is still the sovereign. He alone raises kings and brings them low.