Bible Study: The shock of sheer silence
John Bell shows us that Elijah went up the mountain for safety, and in the hope that God might sympathise with him
A LOT OF SENTIMENTALITY GATHERS ROUND THE STORY of Elijah on the mountain, partly due to a line in a favourite hymn which alludes to a "still small voice of calm" as a feature of Elijah's experience. Thus we are seduced into imagining him mysteriously communing with his maker in a beautiful outdoors context.
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