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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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1 Kings 17:7

And it came to pass after a while
Or "at the end of days" {x}, perhaps a year, which sometimes is the sense of this phrase, see (Exodus 13:10) (Judges 17:10) ,

that the brook dried up;
through the excessive heat, and for want of supplies from the springs and fountains with which it was fed, and for the following reason:

because there had been no rain in the land;
from the time Elijah prayed and prophesied; of this drought mention is made in profane history: Menander, a Phoenician writer, speaks F25 of a drought in the times of Ithobalus (the same with Ethbaal the father of Jezebel), which lasted a whole year, and upon prayer being made there were thunder…


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F24 (Mymy Uqm) "in, vel a, fine dierum", Pagninus, Montanus…
F25 Apud Joseph. Antiqu. l. 8. c. 13. sect. 2.

 


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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 17:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=1ki&chapter=017&verse=007>. 1999.

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