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About ElijahElijah stood up boldly for God in a time when idolatry had swept his land. In fact, his name means "My God is Yah(weh)."The false god he opposed was Baal, the favorite deity of Jezebel, wife of King Ahab of Israel. To please Jezebel, Ahab had altars erected to Baal, and the queen murdered God's prophets.Under God's guidance, Elijah struck a heavy blow against the evil of false gods. He ...