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The kevód of the

The kevód of the Elohìm of Israel came from the east and produced a sound similar to that of a large mass of water Here again we read of the Elohìms' flying machines, and the big rumble! Ezekiel finally notes that this was the same vision as the one he had seen at the river Kevàr. The full text of Ezekiel refers to events that the Prophet has witnessed and has wanted to describe in detail: Flying machines guided by Elohìms, and which land in various geographical locations, and that also function as a comparison element; just like one does for an ordinary story telling there are things that are look like - or are exactly like - what was seen in another place and time! Dogmatic Prejudice The accuracy of the editor of Ezekiel's book helps to understand what has happened and on the other hand allows us also to make a remark about the attitude of many traditional commentators who have defined the prophet as a “wordy writer” because “gets lost in detailed description”. The dogmatic attitude finds everything useless that is not directly functional to the conception of God as established by religious thought. Evidently, Ezekiel, free from dogmatic ruling, did not consider it useless to dwell on the representation of Yahweh's chariot, which was, in fact, an expression and proof of his strength. Once again we can not fail to note that the traditional force exerted by those who live with the discomfort of reading what is not compatible with the tenets, does not allow a fair and positive approach to the content of the text. This creates obvious difficulties for those who need to match the original texts with preconceived religious thesis. 140

First Brief Concluding Remarks Finally, it must be said that Maimonides and Nahmanide (among the greatest Jewish commentators of the Old Testament, who lived between the twelfth and thirteenth century AD) claimed that this part of the Bible (along with the chapter about Creation) must be taught by a master to one or at most two disciples, because the knowledge contained in it had to be passed over to very few elected. Clearly, the information herein contained was considered understandable only by a few previously-prepared people. This is not difficult to believe, considering that today, there are still many people who are not yet ready to accept these truths. Elijah Elijah's life and activity is told in the books of Kings (1 Kings 17:1 and 2 Kings 2:25). His name, Eliyahu meant “El my Yahweh” which is “my God is Yahweh” and in fact worked as a prophet of this Elohìm. He is considered one of the greatest prophets of the entire Old Testament: born in Tiscbe of Gilead, he carried out his mission during King Ahab's kingdom (IX century BCE). We recall his successful challenge launched against Baal's priests/prophets on Mount Caramel, precisely on el-Murahqàh south-east of the mountain range: along the stream Qison, Elijah killed 450 of these prophets. He has also been attributed to some other extraordinary facts: The proliferation of oil and flour and the resurrection of the son of the widow of Sarefta near Sidon (1 Kings 17:17-24); The lighting of the pyre erected with drenched wood, thanks to Yahweh's fire descended from the sky (1 Kings 18:38); The same fire claimed by the prophet came down from the sky to incinerate two missions of 50 soldiers that King Ahaz had sent against 141

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