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The Tishbite
The Untold Story of Elijah

By Kurt W. Schuller (USA)


Chapter 17

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This manuscript (currently titled "the tishbite" but I am considering "A Man of God") is unfinished This Is a fictional account of the life of Elijah. It is raw and powerful reflecting the actual state of life at the time.It has a strong sexual theme which is necessary because of the story it tells. It is both inspirational as well as entertaining. It was written to entertain the reader first.` Your feedback is welcome I hope you enjoy.

Part one: A Man Of God

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter 17
Obadiah headed southeast to Shechem. This was the home of his cousin, Josiah. Here he asked Josiah to help spread the warning of Jezebel and Rabah’s plot against the priests of Jehovah. Obadiah had created an ingenious plan to save the priests and keep his forgotten cave a secret from Rabah’s spies.
“Whenever you come across a priest you are to say this. ‘ The Prophet Elijah says that you are to leave immediately, without your priests robe, and seek salvation in the withered hand.’
Josiah was excited “Elijah! Really? I’ll be helping him? ”
“Yes- in a way.”
“What the hell does that mean?”
“He didn’t exactly say it, I made that part up.”
“No I mean the about the withered hand. What is it? What does it mean?
Obadiah just smiled. “You don’t have to know, they will. If you or anyone else is caught you will know nothing of their whereabouts.”
Josiah face turned to ash. “ Caught- you mean there is risk involved?”
“Poor choice of words. You might draw some- interest- if you’re not careful about it. But since they let him walk free from the palace, I don’t see how they can punish someone for passing along a bit of advice from him. If that changes and he becomes wanted then stop. I don’t want anyone to risk his life needlessly. I, however, will be a dead man if this is traced back to me.  You will remember that, right?”
Josiah nodded, visibly relieved. “ Obadiah. Is it true?”
“And not just me Josiah. They’ll kill Ruth, my sons and. . . Is what true?”
“About the prophet, Elijah. Is he a man of God?”
“ I think he is. I intend to find out. Remember what you are to tell any priest you can find?”
 Josiah rolled his eyes. “Seek salvation in the withered hand, I remember.”
Josiah began to walk away and then turned. “Just what does that mean?”
Obadiah chuckled. “Goodbye Josiah- and thank you.”
He watched Josiah disappear over the crest of a hilly street. When he could no longer see him his smile changed to a concerned frown. If Elijah was indeed, a man of God, then Rabah was never going to find him, at least until he wanted to be found. Obadiah had figured that it would not be too long before Jezebel started to wonder how the killing was going. At that point Rabah will have no choice but to abandon his quest for revenge against Elijah, and begin the massacre.
He looked up to the heavens. “Give us time.”

Continued Next Week

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