1 Kings 19:3

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
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Ephrem The Syrian

AD 373
“Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life.” It was out of wisdom that he turned away from danger, because it was absolutely wrong that he disposed of his soul, since he had no reason to give it to death, but, on the contrary, he had every reason to keep it alive. And that was done so that the prophets of falsehood might not say that the god—whose worship he had disrupted, whose sacrifices he had despised and whose prophets he had killed—had handed him over to the power of the queen. - "On the First Book of Kings 19.3"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Afraid. Hebrew, "he saw, arose, and went for his life. "(Haydock) He was aware of a woman's anger, Ecclesiasticus xxv. 23. Though he goes intrepidly to meet Achab, he flees before a woman, God being desirous that he should exercise humility, (Theodoret, q. 57) though some think that he had given way to a secret fault; (Calmet) which is a groundless assertion. (Haydock) He must confess that all his strength is from above. (Tirinus) Mind, to escape notice. (Menochius) Bersabee, at the southern extremity of the kingdom of Juda, perhaps fifty leagues from Samaria, and five more from Jezrahel. (Calmet) Servant, the boy whom he had raised to life. (Abulensis)

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

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