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Moses and Elijah

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MOSES COMPARED TO ELIJAH 
Moses begins ministry with eastward journey to avoid a king's (Pharaoh's) wrath Elijah begins ministry with eastward journey to avoid a king's (Ahab's) wrath
Moses stays with a family (Jethro) Elijah stays with a family (widow of Zarephath)
Moses associated with a miracle of food in a time of need (manna; which is made into cakes and baked with oil) Elijah associated with a miracle of food in a time of need (widow's meal; which is made into cakes and baked with oil)
Moses returns to face Pharaoh and calls Israel to faith Elijah returns to face Ahab and calls Israel to faith
Moses takes a journey to Sinai and experiences a theophany Elijah takes a journey to Sinai and experiences a theophany
Moses builds an altar to unify the people at Mt. Sinai Elijah builds an altar to unify the people at Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18)
Moses begs Yhwh's forgiveness with the unusual formula "Abraham, Isaac and Israel"(Exodus 32.12-13) - the people turn to faith and execute the faithless Elijah begs Yhwh's forgiveness with the unusual formula "Abraham, Isaac and Israel&quot (1Kings 18.36-37) - the people turn to faith and execute the faithless
Moses leads the Israelites to Israel via the Transjordan Elijah returns to Israel via the Transjordan (Syrian desert)
Moses and Israelites fed with manna Elijah fed bread from ravens
No one knows where Moses is buried Elijah is assumed

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