Que fazes aqui, Elias? (1 Reis 19,1-21)
: o Profeta e a experiência do encontro com Deus no Monte Horeb

  • Severino do Ramo de Freitas Castro (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The focus of the present work is the exegetical analysis of the narrative of the prophetElijah’ flight for fear of losing his life, after the threat by Queen Jezebel and his encounter withYahweh on Mount Horeb (1Kings 19, 1-21). We will examine the reasons for Elijah’s choiceto go to this holy place of the Jewish people.We will also address in a panoramic way the most important questions about thenarratives on the Prophet contained in the Elijah Cycle that is framed in the Book of the Kings,as well as the set of references to the Prophet in the Old and New Testament. There will befurther a short reconstruction of Elijah’s influence in the memory of the Jewish people and hispresence in several religious traditions. Elijah was considered a new Moses and compared toJohn Baptist and Jesus himself. Elijah is expected be the forerunner of the end times, accordingto Malachi’s prophecy of, which is why Jews still await the Prophet's return today.
Date of Award21 Jun 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorLuísa Maria Almendra (Supervisor) & João Lourenço (Co-Supervisor)


  • Prophet Elijah
  • Yahweh
  • Mount Horeb
  • Mount Carmel
  • Ahab
  • Jezebel
  • Elisha
  • Baal


  • Mestrado em Estudos da Religião

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