1 Kings 18:30

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 18:30  (King James Version)
And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.
 


he repaired
1 Kings 19:10 1 Kings 19:14 2 Chronicles 33:16 ; Romans 11:3

the altar of the Lord
This altar of Jehovah was probably built in the time of the judges; and it was even known among the heathen by the name of the altar of Carmel. Both Tacitus and Suetonius mention an altar on mount Carmel, which Vespasian went to consult: there was no temple nor statue, but simply an altar, venerable for its antiquity.
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