Home | Page 3 | Index Page

Gallery L


Who Was The Mystery Prophet Elijah?

By James Donahue

Throughout recorded history certain great magicians and teachers possessing what appeared to be supernatural wisdom have appeared among humans and succeeded in being remembered for what they said and did.

The foolish humans made gods out of many of these visitors, but not all of them.

Elijah, who reportedly appeared in the heart of the known civilized world about 800 years before Christ, was one of a long line of these interesting characters.

Elijah, who seemed to appear magically out of nowhere, lived without means in the desert and when his work was finished was picked up by a fiery craft and taken off into the clouds. If true, the story fits all of the earmarks of having been an alien visitor brought among us to fix something that was going radically wrong.

Most of what we know about Elijah is recorded in the First Book of Kings in the Old Testament of the Bible, which means that right off, we have to be suspicious of the documentation.

As the story is told, Elijah appeared suddenly as a major prophet who was "as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch" during the reign of Achab, a Hebrew king that strayed from the worship of Yahveh. According to the Bible account, Achab was wrongfully influenced by his wife, Jezabel, to erect a temple in Samaria for the worship of the powerful demon Baal, and then began persecution of the prophets of Yahveh.

It was Elijah that spoke out against Achab, and eventually met the king in a face-to-face contest between their gods. That the alter Elijah built was struck by a fiery lance from the sky and consumed by flames suggests supernatural intervention, but it might well have been a laser beam from an alien ship. Whatever it was, it was convincing to the Israelites and their king.

Thus begins a long narrative concerning attempts by Jezabel to kill Elijah, and the prophet’s constant magical acts, including the slaying of hired assailants by a fire from above, and the striking of the kingdom by plague, as he constantly dodges the bullet.

In the end, Elijah is carried off in "a fiery chariot, and fiery horses" that parted the clouds "and Elias (Elijah) went up by a whirlwind into heaven."

The fact that no history is given of Elijah suggests to some Bible scholars that the prophet was a "Christ figure," and that his story implies a virgin birth. Also they argue that Elijah’s ascension into the sky at the end of the story also parallels the story of Christ.

But that is the Biblical slanted version of the Elijah story.

If there really was an Elijah, he was a most unusual person. Not only did he appear out of nowhere during a time of political and spiritual need, but he lived like a hermit in the desert, sleeping in caves of the mountains. He spoke with authority against the corruption of his age and obviously left his mark during the brief time he was on the Earth.

That he could bring bolts of fire from the sky on command, and was finally carried off by a fiery chariot strongly implies he was of alien origins. The ship that took him went up with a "whirlwind." This suggests a flying ship powered by jets or some energy source that left a vapor trail in its wake.

Whoever Elijah was, he left such an impact upon the people who knew him that he is almost worshipped by the Jewish people even to this day.