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1 Kings 18:19

Overview - 1 Kings 18
In the extremity of famine Elijah, sent to Ahab, meets good Obadiah.
Obadiah brings Ahab to Elijah.
17 Elijah, reproving Ahab, by fire from heaven convinces Baal's prophets.
41 Elijah, by prayer obtaining rain, follows Ahab to Jezreel.
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1 Kings 18:19  (King James Version)
Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
 


mount Carmel
Mount Carmel is situated north of Dora and south of Ptolemais or Acre, from which it is distant, according to Josephus, 120 ; stadia, or, according to Thevenot, 10 ; miles; one of its principal points advancing considerably into the Mediterranean, and forming an elevated promontory. It is described as a flattened cone, about 1 Kings 18:2 1 Kings 18:000 ; feet (some say 1,500) in height, very rocky, its sides steep and rugged, and
the soil neither deep nor rich Capt. Mangles says its is now quite barren, though at the north-eastern foot of it there are some pretty olive-grounds.
1 Kings 18:42 1 Kings 18:43 ; Joshua 19:26 ; 1 Samuel 15:12 ; 2 Kings 2:25 ; Jeremiah 46:18 ; Amos 1:2 ; 9:3

the prophets of Baal
22:6 2 Peter 2:1 ; Revelation 19:20

prophets of the groves
15:13 16:33 2 Kings 13:6
Though {ashairah} certainly denotes in some place a grove, yet it is equally certain, that in others, as here, it must signify an idol; and it is thought by learned men to be the same as Ashtoreth, or Astarte the Syrian Venus.

eat at Jezebel's table
1 Kings 19:1 1 Kings 19:2 2 Kings 9:22 ; Revelation 2:20
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