Prophet Elijah

We are told 450 were prophets of Baal and 400 were of Asherah.
Elijah killed the prophets of Baal only,all 450 of them.
Why were the prophets of Asherah spared?


This is a very good question. I am not sure there is an answer that I can point to in the Bible.
I am going with my opinion on this one.
Historically Baal and Asherah are linked together as far back as you want to go in the ANE history. I think the reason God didn’t kill the 400 prophets of Asherah is because they eat at the table of Jezebel.
Because they (the Asherah prophets) were close to Jezebel I believe that God wanted her to have a constant reminder that Yahweh was the Most High and he gave her 400 witnesses to that fact.

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Thank you for sharing.
I must say your opinion makes interesting sense to me.
I will search to see if there could a more plausible explanation than the one you proffered.


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You are welcome. Please share your findings with the group.

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