Elijah at Mount Carmel

Christian Religious Studies SS2 Second Term

Week 9

Topic: Elijah at Mount Carmel

Performance objectives

Pupils should be able to:

  1. Narrate the contest on Mount Carmel
  2. Recognize the supremacy of the almighty God over and above Baal


A. Elijah meets King Ahab and throws the challenge (1kings 128:17-19)

When Ahab finally met Elijah, he described him as “You troubler of Israel” but Elijah denied he was the one troubling Israel. He told Ahab that he was rather the one troubling Israel. Elijah told Ahab to gather all Israel on Mount Carmel including the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, to determine who is the real God, Yahweh or Baal.

Elijah proposed that two sacrifices should be brought, and the god who would answer the call.... View More

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