the Bible. Elijah's policy of confronting power and corruption aroused opposition and protest –
indeed, it endangered his life.
- Many questions arise: Why does Elijah appear at this specific time? Why does he perform so
many miracles seemingly at his own initiative, without any divine command? To what extent is
the prophet's aggressive policy approved of by God? And, looking beyond the biblical text, what
can we learn about our own confrontations with entrenched injustice?
Elijah: The Lonely Zealot is the first work by the renowned Bible scholar Rabbi Elchanan Samet
to appear in English. This systematic and creative literary commentary on the Elijah narrative
has influenced a generation of readers and teachers since its first appearance in Hebrew. Now
English readers too can benefit from Rabbi Samet's penetrating analyses and insights in this
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