The Books of Kings
Lecture no. 13 from the course: Understanding the Old Testament
Taught by Professor Robert D. Miller II | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Examine the role of the prophet in ancient Israel as the conscience of the nation. Study the life of the prophet Elijah, his actions to affirm the supremacy of God, and his later disillusion and disobedience to God. Grasp Elijah’s role in the fall of the Israelite kingdoms of Israel and Judah to Assyria and Babylon, a story which, nevertheless, ends on a note of hope.