Elijah Taken up to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire and a Whirlwind

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“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” 2 Kings 2:11 ASV

Illustration of the prophet Elijah riding in a chariot drawn by three horses, being taken up to heaven. The chariot’s wheels are flaming. A line of clouds supports the chariot and horses. The chariot has a star on the front. Elisha can be seen kneeling and watching from the ground. Mountains and a small town are pictured below.


Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1904) 92


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