The History of the Old and New Testaments

The History of the Old and New Testaments

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...shall be acknowledged for the true and only God." Then the prophets of Baal laid their victim upon the altar, and called upon Baal from morning till mid-day, but received no answer. "Call with a louder voice," said Elias: "your god perhaps is talking, or on a journey; or he is asleep, and must be awaked." Stung by the prophet's irony, they exerted themselves anew, and leaping upon the altar, slashed themselves with knives and lances; but still there was no answer. The hour of mid-day being now passed, Elias repaired the altar of the Lord, and laying his victim thereon, ordered water to be poured upon the wood that was piled upon it. He then addressed himself to the living God, and prayed that He would manifest His glory to the children of Israel, and convince them that He was the Lord their God. He had no sooner spoken than the fire of heaven descended, and consumed not only the holocaust, but the whole pile and the very stones of the altar. The people, beholding-the miracle, fell flat upon the ground, and confessed that the Lord was the only God. Then, at Elias's command, seizing the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, they put the impostors immediately to death. The prophet now announced to Achab that there was a sound of abundance of rain; and then, retiring to the top of Mount Carmel, prayed to the Lord. Meanwhile a cloud, at first no bigger than a man's hand, arose from the sea; but presently the heavens were overspread, and the waters descended in torrents. When, however, the wicked queen Jezabel heard how her prophets had been put to death, she sent to let Elias know that before the end of four-andtwenty hours he should experience the same fate. The holy prophet therefore fled into a lonely desert, where, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562003
  • 9781236562005