Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation Audiobook, by Daniel C. Matt Play Audiobook Sample

Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation Audiobook

Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation Audiobook, by Daniel C. Matt Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Barry Abrams Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798765055021

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

9

Longest Chapter Length:

55:16 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15:03 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

39:27 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

The story of the prophet Elijah's transformation from fierce zealot to compassionate hero and cherished figure in Jewish tradition

In the Bible Elijah is a zealous prophet, attacking idolatry and injustice, championing God. He performs miracles, restoring life and calling down fire. When his earthly life ends, he vanishes in a whirlwind, carried off to heaven in a fiery chariot. Was this a spectacular death, or did Elijah escape death entirely? The latter view prevailed. Though residing in heaven, Elijah revisits earth—to help, rescue, enlighten, and eventually herald the Messiah. Because of his messianic role, Jews open the door for Elijah during each seder—the meal commemorating liberation from slavery and anticipating final redemption.

How did this zealot turn into a compassionate hero—apparently the most popular figure in Jewish tradition? Becoming Elijah explores this question, tracing how Elijah develops from the Bible to Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, and Jewish ritual (as well as Christianity and Islam). His transformation is pertinent and inspirational for our polarized, fanatical world.

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About Barry Abrams

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN’s In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, he also engineers and calls live webcasts of his son’s ice hockey games.