Moby-Dick - Elijah

Elijah’s a prophetic old man, so we’d better pay attention, then buy some lottery tickets. ...Or just pay attention to this video. That works, too.

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to the crew before they depart Maybe prophetic words What

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is the elijah Tell them And why should we care

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about this Seemingly inconsequential Yeah I mean you hit the

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nail on the head caesar Prophetic words Elijah is super

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famous profit from the bible on dh So whenever anyone

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named elijah comes along it happens in like other book

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happened The road happens all the time You hear elijah

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it's because guys of profit on dh that's Why we

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should pay attention to him Honestly but but aside from

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being prophetic and elijah in moby dick actually does give

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us some words of wisdom of what's to come first

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Paul tells us that a hat is not job So

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he's kind of the first person you haven't met a

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happy it Really So he's the first person to say

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like hey this guy's captain your ship is a total

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weirdo on dso that's Unsettling to say the least he

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also prop sizes that there's prophecies Pop says he also

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prophesized that there's going to be some stowaways on this

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ship that they don't know about yet and we'll see

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that happen He talks about how they have once died

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and came back to life bring any biblical bells there

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jesus and and so on and so forth But what's

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most important about about elijah in terms of what he

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means in the bible is that he was a prophet

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But he's also known as the guy who shows up

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right before god shows up So every time elijah comes

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around like it's kind of like thinking god's about to

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show up too And so who shows up right after

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elijah A happy on and so we kind of are

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saying like oh here's some more is re supposed to

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equate a have with god And sure enough we are

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Who is elijah Why is he important to the novel

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We have to leave the door open for him again