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Elijah’s girlfriend

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Hmmm…. a leader but first a lover.

Yet what would a childless Elijah know of a father’s love for his children? In my fictional account he has parents, siblings, and a sidekick. So I asked people, How would you feel about an Elijah who has a girlfriend, wife, children?

Married or Single?

No Mrs. Elijah

M. J. – “He can have the same passions as us without changing the character, from what I know Elijah was celibate. Maybe you can go the route, ‘He was interested in someone at one point but felt God’s pull to remain celibate.

Name withheld – “If God has called someone to walk alone with Him, then he/she will be complete in Him — and just Him.”

Yes Mrs. Elijah

Suzanne – “It would make him more human and accessible maybe?”

Lois – “Great. Show his human side. Everyone needs love.”

 Let Elijah decide

  • Noah – “When I write a story I find it best to let the characters drive it. I let them “tell me” what is right for the story. I try to imagine my characters as real people, and understand who that person is, and then I let him or her “decide” how the story goes. Let Elijah decide.”

And my characters do like to surprise me.

  • Elijah at Mt Carmel — I had no idea Ira was in that crowd.
  • Until Shillem in Rehov spoke up, I didn’t know how to point them south.
  • Gera in Beersheba, “Before you anoint too many kings….” I was like, Oh? OK.

So let Elijah decide? Without putting words in his mouth? I mean, it’s a lot easier to write one scene of Elijah rejecting romance than it is to build pieces into several scenes that show him wooing, marrying, and raising children.


Linda –

That’s a very interesting idea! Before I ever read much of the Old Testament, for some reason, I thought Ezekiel was about the strictest, harshest Prophet there was. When I read his book, I was surprised he was married. Isaiah was married. He saw, at the very least, a vision of Heaven, and angelic beings, & he was married.
I type my Messages in short spurts, because I have had long ones get lost.
The explanation for my 1st paragraph: according to the Catholic Church, & others, REALLY Holy people don’t get married, or to be very holy, it’s better Not to be married. These holy men of the Bible were. Why Not Elijah?
I watched a few Superman & Spider-man movies with Steve. They avoided romance & girlfriends in the fear of them getting hurt by their enemies. That’ll be an intriguing set of circumstances. Will Jezebel threaten his wife or girlfriend too?

One Response to Elijah’s girlfriend

  1. Lois Rolfe July 11, 2017 at 9:23 AM #

    Many different opinions. Mine remains the same.

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The Messenger and the King

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