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This chapter is divided into two sections. The first reviews the stories that have an ironic tone to the prophets' outlook and conduct, to gain a better understanding of the basic ideological messages behind them. The second section examines the characteristics of the northern man of God in detail, and compare them with those of his southern counterpart. Comparisons between Elijah and Moses have many precedents in biblical research. The main purpose of the stories of the prophets is fairly transparent and obvious, and in the chapter the author draws attention to a secondary and lesser-noted trend within them – namely, the implicit criticism of the early northern prophets by the authors. The chapter discusses specifically at the attributes of the northern prophets.

Keywords:biblical research; Elijah; Moses; northern prophets stories



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