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Moses and Elijah

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ELIJAH COMPARED TO MOSES

Moses begins ministry with eastward journey to avoid a king's (Pharaoh's) wrath

Elijah begins ministry with eastward journey to avoid a king's (Ahab's) wrath

Moses stays with a family (Jethro) Elijah stays with a family (widow of Zarephath)

Moses associated with a miracle of food in a time of need (manna; which is made into cakes and baked with oil)

Elijah associated with a miracle of food in a time of need (widow's meal; which is made into cakes and baked with oil)

Moses returns to face Pharaoh and calls Israel to faith

Elijah returns to face Ahab and calls Israel to faith

Moses takes a journey to Sinai and experiences a theophany

Elijah takes a journey to Sinai and experiences a theophany

Moses builds an altar to unify the people at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 24.2)

Elijah builds an altar to unify the people at Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18)

Moses begs Yhwh's forgiveness with the unusual formula "Abraham, Isaac and Israel"(Exodus 32.12-13) – the people turn to faith and execute the faithless

Elijah begs Yhwh's forgiveness with the unusual formula "Abraham, Isaac and Israel&quot (1Kings 18.36-37) – the people turn to faith and execute the faithless

Moses leads the Israelites to Israel via the Transjordan

Elijah returns to Israel via the Transjordan (Syrian desert)

Moses and Israelites fed with manna Elijah fed bread from ravens
No one knows where Moses is buried Elijah is assumed
 

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