Why did the Jewish leaders ask John the Baptist if he was Elijah? And why did some think that Jesus may have been Elijah? And why are there nearly 30 references to Elijah in the Gospels?
Elijah was the first of a long line of prophets that the Lord sent to Israel, and John the Baptist was the last. However, these two men are more closely linked than simply being the first and last of the ‘prophets’. What do we know of these two men? And how do their lives intertwine?