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1 Kings 19:4

19:4 broom tree. This desert bush grows as high as nine feet and provides some shade.

It is enough. After waging and winning a titanic struggle with God’s help against the prophets of Baal, Elijah is discouraged and depressed. Although the Lord had defeated Baal, Elijah has become a fugitive from Ahab and Jezebel. Because of the incongruity between the visible (the promoters of Baal who still govern Israel) and the invisible (the lordship of Yahweh), Elijah wants to die.