How Elijah the Prophet Went from a Zealot to a Harbinger of Redemption

December 20, 2022 | Daniel Matt
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Drawing on his recent book Becoming Elijah, Daniel Matt explores the character of the biblical prophet who spent his career both bringing comfort to the downtrodden and raging with righteous anger at the Jewish people’s shortcomings. He then discusses how Elijah took on various other roles in the book of Malachi, in rabbinic literature, and most famously in the Passover seder—and then in Christian and Muslim traditions. (Interview by Shira Weiss.)

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