1 Kings 17:6

And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
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Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
Therefore do not boast when you fast, do not glory lest fasting profit you nothing; for those things that are done for ostentation will not prolong their fruit into the future, but they consume the reward for present deeds. Elijah was in the desert that no one might see him fast except the ravens alone, when they supplied him with food. Elisha was in the desert where no food except poisonous wild gourds could be found. John was in the desert, where he could find only locusts and wild honey. Feasts were served to those fasting by the holy ministry of angels. Daniel dined among fasting lions. He dined on the dinner of another; the wild beasts did not taste theirs. Feasts fly to those who fast, the feet stagger of those who dine: manna descended from heaven to those who were fasting, the sin of prevarication ascended from those who were banqueting. - "On Elijah and Fasting 11.40"

Caesarius of Arles

AD 542
Blessed Elijah typified our Lord and Savior. Just as Elijah suffered persecution by the Jews, so our Lord, the true Elijah, was condemned and despised by the Jews. Elijah left his own people, and Christ deserted the synagogue; Elijah departed into the wilderness, and Christ came into the world. Elijah was fed in the desert by ministering ravens, while Christ was refreshed in the desert of this world by the faith of the Gentiles. Truly, those ravens that took care of blessed Elijah at the Lord’s bidding prefigured the Gentiles, for on this account it is said concerning the church of the Gentiles, “I am dark and beautiful, O daughter of Jerusalem.” Why is the church dark and beautiful? It is dark by nature, beautiful by grace. Why dark? “Indeed, in guilt I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me.” Why beautiful? “Cleanse me of sin with hyssop, that I may be purified; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Why dark? The apostle says, “I see another law in my members, warring again...

Ephrem The Syrian

AD 373
“The ravens brought him bread in the morning and meat in the evening.” The bread represents perfection and justice accomplished together. This is the bread about which Isaiah says that it is given to those “who will live on the heights, and whose refuge will be the fortress of the rocks, and whose eyes will see the king in his beauty.” Indeed, bread, which is the principal nourishment of human beings, indicates quite appropriately their main good. With regard to meat, the fact that it was brought in the evening shows two things: the first is the mourning of penitence, as the psalmist says: “Weeping may linger for the night,” and the mortification of flesh and the hard toils, which the penitents marching toward perfection suffer. But their grief will become joy in the morning when the sun of justice, which dispels the darkness of sin, rises. And these words have an even higher meaning, because they are also referred to God the Word, who clothed himself with the flesh of our humanity and...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
And flesh. So the Hebrew But some copies of the Septuagint have, "bread in the morning, and flesh in the evening. "(Theodoret, q. 52.) It is idle to inquire whence the ravens took this food. (Calmet) Some say from the kitchen of Achab. (Abulensis) The minister of angels undoubtedly intervened. (Tirinus) God provides his servant with what may support nature, without any wine or delicacies. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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