Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Elijah and the Chariot of Fire

Elijah and the Chariot of Fire from The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations 1891 by Gustave Dore January 6, 1832 – January 23, 1883.

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.—2 Kings ii, I-II.

Elijah, in company with Elisha (Eliseus), approaches the Jordan. He rolls up his mantle and strikes the water (2 Kings 2:8). The water immediately divides and Elijah and Elisha cross on dry land. Suddenly, a chariot of fire and horses of fire appear and Elijah is lifted up in a whirlwind. As Elijah is lifted up, his mantle falls to the ground and Elisha picks it up.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less in this case Gustave Dore January 6, 1832 – January 23, 1883. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

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