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    KING AHAB Introduction This essay is a description of King Ahab through biblical and extra biblical evidence and the extent to which these sources inform our understating of the bible. The biblical sources will include: Thomas Nelson, Nashville, Spirit Filled Bible, NKJV and Biblegate.com. The extra biblical sources used will be 1 & 2 Kings. NIVAC (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996) and The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopaedia of the Bible. An artist impression of King Ahab BIBLICA TEXT Ahab the son of Omri ascended to the throne of Israel in the thirty-eighth year of King Asa of Judah (1 Kings 16:29) a Ahab reigned over the northern Kingdom for twenty-two years with his capital in Samaria. He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians…

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    Captain Ahab

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    In Herman Melville’s novel, “Moby Dick”, the protagonist, Ahab, is a whaling captain. He is fixated on killing and conquering a huge white whale that had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. Though his manic behavior may be regarded by some as a sign of greatness, this is not the case. Instead, Captain Ahab’s character is that of a revenge-obsessed, egotistical, and mentally unstable man. In the beginning of the novel, the narrator explains that Captain Ahab paces the deck of his ship,…

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    2 Kings 2, 4-5, 9-11, 14:23-29, 16-17 – This portion of Scripture begins with the ascension of Elijah into heaven and his mantle falls to Elisha. Elisha, having already requested a double portion of the spirit that Elijah had, demonstrates that the spirit of YHWH is with him by performing various miracles. One of Elisha’s duties is fulfilling a charge from YHWH that was given to Elijah and that is the task of anointing Jehu as king over Israel. However, Elisha does not personally anoint Jehu,…

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    were often viewed or labeled as strange or different. Some because of their talents and abilities while others because of their characteristics of not following or engaging with the crowd. They are usually loners but will socialize in events with the family and other events with a lot of people every once in a while. When they are given the platform they make a roar like a lion, speak with fire and given opportunities that only God could have created. Some individuals may have started out…

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    In understanding Baal-zebub in 2 Kgs 1:2, we begin with Ahaziah falling through a lattice and inquiring of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron. It should be no surprise as a worshipper of Baal, determined to walk in the evil ways of his father and of his mother (1 Kings 22:52), Ahaziah would obviously make inquiries of all forms of the Baal divinity. Why he would chose "Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is said that possibly that Baal the oldest ancient sites of the Baal-worshiping temple. Baal-zebub is "the…

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    Bal Zebub Research Paper

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    In understanding Baal-zebub in 2 Kgs 1:2, we begin with Ahaziah falling through a lattice and inquiring of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron. It should be no surprise as a worshipper of Baal, determined to walk in the evil ways of his father and of his mother (1 Kings 22:52), Ahaziah would obviously make inquiries of all forms of the Baal divinity. Why he would chose "Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is said that possibly that Baal the oldest ancient sites of the Baal-worshiping temple. Baal-zebub is "the…

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    Elish Successor Of Elijah

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    Jason Murray Ms. Manning Scripture January 17th, 2017 Elisha Successor of Elijah Similar miracles as Elijah Elisha is the son of Shaphat, Elijah's successor, and he's is first seen in Kings 19. Elijah first finds Elisha plowing a field, and throws his cloak onto Elisha. Elisha recognizes this as a call to follow Elijah and serve the Lord. Elisha says goodbye to his family and then he becomes Elijah's servant. Elisha stays with Elijah until Elijah is brought up into Heaven by a flaming…

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    Moby Dick And Ahab Analysis

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    being oneself and being aware of it is something that is difficult to accept, even more so when trying to change such circumstances, which in some cases are controlled by something other than the individual. In Moby Dick Ahab is presented to have such a dilemma. He is someone who is driven by another force, a force that he is not fully aware of. In this way Ahab is more than Ahab, he is a concept, and idea, a controlled machine. He becomes the leader of a ship, who he himself id an outsider to,…

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    Like captain Ahab in the movie Moby Dick, I too have a whale that causes me problems and sometimes drives me insane. Even though this whale is not a literal whale swimming in the sea, it still causes problems for me. My whale would be my grades and my ongoing chase to get A’s in all of my classes. Many times have I been up all night trying to finish outlines, study for test, and finish essays. “Tis madness to be enraged. To seek vengeance on a dumb animal is blasphemous!”(Moby Dick, Roddam),…

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    Captain Ahab In Moby Dick

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    character Captain Ahab. Ahab is on one mission and he will stop at nothing until he has had his revenge on the white whale, he spends countless hours and makes massive sacrifices on his pursuit of the white whale expecting to kill him. He degrades his own crew, is incapable of recognizing other people’s rights to living a fulfilled existence, and he puts himself before anyone else. Throughout Melville’s novel, he writes about the white whale slowly consumes Captain Ahab’s sanity forcing him to…

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