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    Title: Elijah Destroys the Messengers of Ahaziah



    Medium: Woodcut

    Copyright: Public Domain


    The messengers of Ahaziah request that Elijah would come down to from his hill to heal their King in the name of Baalzebub (not knowing that Elijah didn't serve that god). Elijah refuses to come down. The messengers return to the king and tell him of Elijah's decision. The Kings sent out 50 men and a captain, they ask him again to come down. He refuses, and as the men come up to forcible remove him fire rains down from heaven and consumes them. The King sends another 51 men, they get consumed by fire. Again the king sends a third, but this time, the men beg for their lives, and Elijah comes down from the hill.
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