Elijah or latinized form Elias was, according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah defended the worship of the Hebrew God over that of the Canaanite deity Baal. God performed many miracles through Elijah, including resurrection, bringing fire down from the sky, entering Heaven alive "by fire", he is portrayed as leading a school of prophets known as "the sons of the prophets". Following his ascension, his disciple and most devoted assistant took over his role as leader of this school; the Book of Malachi prophesies Elijah's return "before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD", making him a harbinger of the Messiah and of the eschaton in various faiths that revere the Hebrew Bible. References to Elijah appear in Ecclesiasticus, the New Testament, the Mishnah and Talmud, the Quran, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, Bahá'í writings. In Judaism, Elijah's name is invoked at the weekly Havdalah rite that marks the end of Shabbat, Elijah is invoked in other Jewish customs, among them the Passover Seder and the brit milah.

He appears in numerous stories and references in the Haggadah and rabbinic literature, including the Babylonian Talmud. The Christian New Testament notes that some people thought that Jesus was, in some sense, but it makes clear that John the Baptist is "the Elijah", promised to come in Malachi 3:1. Christian doctrine says. In Islam, Elijah appears in the Quran as a prophet and messenger of God, where his biblical narrative of preaching against the worshipers of Baal is recounted in a concise form. Due to his importance to Muslims and Orthodox Christians, Elijah has been venerated as the patron saint of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1752. According to the Bible, by the 9th century BC, the Kingdom of Israel, once united under Solomon, divided into the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah. However, scholars today do not always agree as to whether the united Kingdom under Solomon existed. Omri, King of Israel, continued policies dating from the reign of Jeroboam, contrary to religious law, that were intended to reorient religious focus away from Jerusalem: encouraging the building of local temple altars for sacrifices, appointing priests from outside the family of the Levites, allowing or encouraging temples dedicated to Baal, an important deity in ancient Canaanite religion.

Omri achieved domestic security with a marriage alliance between his son Ahab and princess Jezebel, a priestess of Baal and the daughter of the king of Sidon in Phoenicia. These solutions brought security and economic prosperity to Israel for a time, but did not bring peace with the Israelite prophets, who advocated a strict deuteronomic interpretation of the religious law. Under Ahab's kingship tensions exacerbated. Ahab built a temple for Baal, his wife Jezebel brought a large entourage of priests and prophets of Baal and Asherah into the country. In this context Elijah is introduced in 1 Kings 17:1 as Elijah "the Tishbite", he warns Ahab that there will be years of catastrophic drought so severe that not dew will form, because Ahab and his queen stand at the end of a line of kings of Israel who are said to have "done evil in the sight of the Lord". No background for the person of Elijah is given except for his brief characterization as a "Tishbite", his name in Hebrew means "My God is Yahweh", may be a title applied to him because of his challenge to worship of Baal.

As told in the Hebrew Bible, Elijah's challenge is direct. Baal was the Canaanite god responsible for rain, thunder and dew. Elijah thus, when he announces the drought, not only challenges Baal on behalf of God himself, but he challenges Jezebel, her priests and the people of Israel. After Elijah's confrontation with Ahab, God tells him to flee out of Israel, to a hiding place by the brook Chorath, east of the Jordan, where he will be fed by ravens; when the brook dries up, God sends him to a widow living in the town of Zarephath in Phoenicia. When Elijah finds her and asks to be fed, she says that she does not have sufficient food to keep her and her own son alive. Elijah tells her that God will not allow her supply of flour or oil to run out, saying, "Do not be afraid... For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth." She feeds him the last of their food, Elijah's promise miraculously comes true.

God gave her "manna" from heaven while he was withholding food from his unfaithful people in the promised land. Some time the widow's son dies and the widow cries, "You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, to cause the death of my son!" Elijah prays that God might restore her son so that the trustworthiness of God's word might be demonstrated. 1 Kings 17:22 relates. This is the first instance of raising the dead recorded in Scripture; this widow was granted the life of the only hope for a widow in ancient society. The widow cried, "the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth." After more than three years of drought and famine, God tells Elijah to return to Ahab and announce the end of the drought: not occasioned by repentance in Israel but by the command of the Lord, who had determined to reveal himself ag

Jari Sillanpää

Jari Veikko Sillanpää is a Finnish-Swedish singer. With over 820,000 records sold, he is the fifth-best-selling music artist and second-best-selling solo artist in Finland. Born into a Sweden-Finnish family, Sillanpää spent his childhood in Sweden, his mother was one of the tens of thousands Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden during World War II. Sillanpää's maternal great-grandfather, Potif Afanasief, great-grandmother were Russians. Sillanpää moved to Finland in the mid-1990s, he gained fame after winning the Seinäjoki Tangomarkkinat tango contest in 1995. Sillanpää's 1996 debut album Jari Sillanpää is the best-selling album of all time in Finland, with over 270,000 copies sold. In 1998, Sillanpää was awarded the Male Soloist of the Year Emma award. Sillanpää represented Finland in Eurovision Song Contest 2004 and his song "Takes 2 to Tango" received 51 points in the semi-final, taking the 14th place and not qualifying for the final. Sillanpää participated in the Finnish National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Kirkas kipinä", making it to the final show, but finishing out of the final three.

A Swedish citizen by birth, Sillanpää obtained Finnish citizenship in the early 2010s. In 2006 Sillanpää came out publicly as homosexual. AlbumsJari Sillanpää Hyvää joulua – Christmas album Auringonnousu Varastetut helmet Onnenetsijä Maa on niin kaunis – Christmas album Hän kertoo sen sävelin Määränpää tuntematon Albumi Al Ritmo Latino Kuin elokuvissa Millainen laulu jää Rakkaudella merkitty mies Compilation albumsKuninkaan kyyneleet Parhaat Kaikkien aikojen parhaat Singles"Bum bum bum" "Valkeaa unelmaa" "Lauluni" "Kuuleeko Eero?" "Lumilinna" "Sininen & punainen" "Takes 2 to Tango" "Vierellesi kaipaan" "Liekeissä" List of best-selling music artists in Finland Official website


Ustlawn is a Squamish village community located on the shores of North Vancouver. The Squamish name Eslhá7an translates as head bay, denoted what used to be the farthest out reaching bay enclave in the Burrard Inlet, its origin as a primary village goes back to the earliest missionaries in British Columbia with the St. Paul's Catholic Church being the oldest extant church in British Columbia, a National Historic Site of Canada, it is home to the Eslha7an Training Center, the Stitsma Employment Center, the So-Sah-Latch Health and Family Centre. On the shores of the village is the Mosquito Creek Marina; the official name of the Indian Reserve it is situated on is Mission Indian Reserve No. 1. List of Squamish villages Barman, Jean. Stanley Park's Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch and Brockton Point. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing. ISBN 978-1-55017-420-5. Squamish Nation Stitsma Employment Center Squamish Nation Marine Group The Creek Marina & Boatyard