Mount Carmel


Mount Carmel

(I Kings 18:19, 20)

A  range of mountains between the Jezreel Valley in the northeast and the Coastal Plain in the west. Its length is 15.5 miles. Its summit is 1790 feet above sea level. It is largely covered with woods and a large portion is a nature reserve.

Scattered over the well-populated range are many ancient sites and prehistoric caves and holy  place for Jews, Christians, and Druze.

The Prophets of Baal: This  renowned Biblical story took place on Mount  Carmel.

“And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them:  and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. (I Kings 18:39-40)

“So Ahab went up to eat and to drink.  And  Elijah went up to the top of  Carmel;  and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees…” (I Kings 18:42)

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