Published on 12 December 2011
ELIJAH PROPHESIES IN ISRAEL ( 875 BC)
Under King Ahab, the Israelites forgot the Lord and adored false gods. God sent the Prophet Elijah to tell Ahab that he would be punished. Elijah challenged the people to come up to Mount Carmel with him and the 850 prophets of Baal and see which God would sent fire from heaven. When Elijah called on the Lord, the fire of God fell upon the altar and burned the bullock and the wood…
Elijah was taken up to heaven (2 Kings,2).
World events at 900 BC: Celts invade Britain; at 850 BC: evidence of highly developed metal and stone sculptures in Africa; at 800 BC: Babylonian and Chinese astronomers understand planetary movements; Homer writes Illiad and Odyssey; at 776 BC: first known date of Olympic games.