Picture: Elijah ascending into heaven on a flaming chariot --a portrayal from the Old Testament


#1

2 King 2:9-11. 

The prophet Elijah is speaking at the Jordan River with Elisha, the prophet who will succeed him:
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10 He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

This portrayal (an icon), is discussed at http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/07/an-icon-of-prophet-elijah.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheNewLiturgicalMovement+(New+Liturgical+Movement)#.W2tl_hQRrJw


#2

This is iconography, I like it.


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