It is coming into focus. When I started, people asked who it was for, and I said, for me. If somebody else wants to read it, fine. Lately I’m surprised to hear people assume I’m writing for children. Not so, but hearing it makes me realize my original target is still pretty much it — […]
— Getting a variety of critiques shows me how the story goes contrary to a variety of ideas (Elijah was old, gruff, celibate, had a quavering voice, called God “Yahweh.”) One by one, I have a chance to head these preconceptions off at the pass and (I hope) keep the reader.
Motivation — Some helpful critiques showed me how Elijah needs motivation, so I added mini stories before Chapter One. Here’s how it starts now.
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Drought Drying up the vines? No dew. How does that effect which crops? Prof. Alpert says. And it’s all due to the dew. “In the early morning, dew surrounds the leaves of a plant with moisture, and the plant does not close its stomata. Therefore, it can grow.” Prof. Alpert’s finding are reported in two […]
How is Elijah going to get on that chariot if he has a wife and kids?
Hebrew English Number Length Civil Equivalent Nissan 1 30 days March-April Iyar 2 29 days April-May Sivan 3 30 days May-June Tammuz 4 29 days June-July Av 5 30 days July-August Elul 6 29 days August-September Tishri 7 30 days September-October Cheshvan 8 29 or 30 days October-November Kislev 9 30 or 29 days November-December […]
Zarephath metalworking Add to this! (Why I made the widow’s dead husband a metalworker) Zarephath (צרפת ṣārĕfáṯ, tsarfát; Σάρεπτα, Sárepta) in Hebrew became the eponym for any smelter or forge, or metalworking shop. In the 1st century CE, the Roman Sarepta, a port about a kilometer to the southis mentioned by Josephus, in Jewish Antiquities (Book VIII, xiii:2) and by Pliny, in Natural History (Book V, 17).
Pasture composition – The diet of stock has a large influence on their water requirement. Good green pasture can supply all an animal’s water needs. Sheep under these conditions may not need to drink for many weeks. Good pasture allows stock to use water which would normally be unsuitable at higher levels of consumption. […]
They followed the road from Arad down to the edge of the Dead Sea where Masada stands today and turned north. The same caravan route that brought them south to the desert now took them north toward the Galilee. This time, though, instead of hiding in the swamp, sometimes they chatted with the men who […]