Elijah (Part 3)

We’re always looking for ideas to get the most out of Dr. Jeannie’s lessons. With this in mind, the following questions were provided by the Bible study group at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA. These questions are related to both Elijah (Part 2) and Elijah (Part 3).
  1. Why does it offend the congregation in Nazareth when Christ preaches about Elijah’s encounter with the widow? What can we learn from this episode?
  2. How did St. Ambrose explain Elijah resurrecting the widow’s son to combat the heresy of Arianism?
  3. Why did Elijah flee after his contest with the 450 priests of Baal? How was his flight an example for later Fathers of the Church?
  4. What happened when Elijah encountered God at Mount Horeb (Sinai)?
  5. What virtues does Elijah embody as an example for us?
  6. How do we know that John the Baptist is not the reincarnation of Elijah? How is the idea of reincarnation incongruous with Christianity?

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