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Jabesh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jabesh-Gilead (also Yavesh Gil’ad) is an ancient town referred to in four books of the Hebrew Bible. Some biblical scholars believe it to have been located east of the Jordan River, in the vicinity of Wadi Yabes.[1] Wadi Yabes on Facebook Jabesh Gilead is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in the first[2][3] and second[4] [5] books of Samuel, in the book of […]

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Asherah Didn’t Show Up

God’ Punishment for Disobedience – Leviticus 26:1-5 & (Deuteronomy 11:10-17 use these where? (Deuteronomy 28:15-26 (1 Kings 16:25-26) Omri did evil… Jezebel and her 400 prophets of Asherah did not go to Mt. Carmel. — Elijah also instructed Ahab to assemble the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah. I am not […]

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Is Nathan a savant?

He has trouble tying shoes and buttoning his shirt. He learns foreign languages very quickly. In Zarephath he picks up Phoenician and does most of the talking. Does he give Elijah’s me too speech for him? He loves animals but withdraws from people — all except Elijah. “with all these creatures he kept up a […]

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Beginnings are tough

Beginnings are tough for a number of reasons, not least among them the fact that we’re wading blind into unknown territory, trembling with the knowledge that if we fail to be brilliant, readers won’t get past the first chapter. How do we grip readers with can’t-look-away action, while still taking the time to establish character? […]

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Synopsis – 1-2-3

Characters to care about. Protagonist focus. What’s at stake for him.  Conflict for protagonist, what drives it, and how the protagonist succeeds or fails in dealing with that conflict. How that conflict is resolved and how the protagonist’s situation, both internally and externally, has changed. Identify your protagonist, the protagonist’s conflict, and the setting by the end of the first paragraph. Then […]

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Synopsis – Notes toward Draft 1

In Israel, some follow the Lord, and some follow Asherah. While Elijah fears for the safety of his loved ones if he delivers the Lord’s messages, Ahab fears for the safety of his country if he does not honor Asherah. As young boys, they both see how Asherah abuses little girls and burns babies. Elijah […]

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Synopsis – How to from Lara

The following site (https://www.janefriedman.com/how-to-write-a-novel-synopsis/) says, “Don’t make the mistake of thinking the synopsis just details the plot. That will end up reading like a very mechanical account of your story, and won’t offer any depth or texture; it will read like a story without any emotion.” In fiction, emotion is key. Now, in terms of […]

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The Days of Elijah - a story

The Days of Elijah – a story

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