The servants of Jezebel, prophets of Baal, speak in village after village, and their persuasive, subtle deceit leads the Hebrew people to the feet of two new gods. They are Melkart--god of power and wealth--and the fertility goddess Asherah. The people respond by the multitudes. Only Elijah stands in the way. "Elijah" is a monumental biblical novel, carefully researched and powerfully written.