by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Passing through Haifa recently, I was able to briefly visit Marat Eliyahu, the cave of Eliyahu HaNavi (Elijah the biblical prophet) where tradition says he hid out before confronting the priests of baal on Mt. Carmel.
The cave is in the side of the mountain, with an ancient building around it.
The outside entrance.
In to the cave.
The cave is square with a room like indentation on the left, and an alcove like indentation in the front. Strangely the walls have some ancient graffiti carved into the stone in Greek. (?)
It's pretty musty in there. There's a water channel on the left wall, maybe for drainage during the winter. Because of the air, not a place I'd hang out - though others apparently disagree.
Many times one may wonder is this really what we think it is, is there really such a tradition and history to this place? These next pictures from the past say definitely yes...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
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