06 January 2012

Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel - the place in the Bible where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to see whose God was the one, true God. The challenge was to see who could get their God to set their sacrifice on fire. After the prophets' god, Baal  failed to perform, Elijah doused his sacrifice with water. Even then, God sent fire down from heaven and consumed the sacrifice. The prophets stood in awe while the Israelites declared the Lord as the one, true God.

It's a fascinating story and awe-inspiring to find yourself here, in this place with such meaning.

Mt. Carmel

Ancient tombs found along the side of the road

Valley of Megiddo, as seen from Mt. Carmel

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