Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation (Compact Disc)

Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation By Daniel C. Matt, Barry Abrams (Read by) Cover Image
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The story of the prophet Elijah's transformation from fierce zealot to compassionate hero and cherished figure in Jewish tradition In the Bible Elijah is a zealous prophet, attacking idolatry and injustice, championing God. He performs miracles, restoring life and calling down fire. When his earthly life ends, he vanishes in a whirlwind, carried off to heaven in a fiery chariot. Was this a spectacular death, or did Elijah escape death entirely? The latter view prevailed. Though residing in heaven, Elijah revisits earth--to help, rescue, enlighten, and eventually herald the Messiah. Because of his messianic role, Jews open the door for Elijah during each seder--the meal commemorating liberation from slavery and anticipating final redemption. How did this zealot turn into a compassionate hero--apparently the most popular figure in Jewish tradition? Becoming Elijah explores this question, tracing how Elijah develops from the Bible to Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, and Jewish ritual (as well as Christianity and Islam). His transformation is pertinent and inspirational for our polarized, fanatical world.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212368315
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Language: English