Well, Elijah was whisked away in a whirlwind, so that’s it for him, right? Well, not quite! Elijah gets his last mention in the OT in the Book of Malachi, the last book of the new testament. In fact, Elijah literally gets the very last mention in the Old Testament, after which God would be silent for some 400 years.
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:5-6
Malachi seems likely to have been written during the late 5th century B.C., likely during the period when Nehemiah returned to Persia for a visit. Things had not taken long to…
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