This generation is marked in the kingdom of Judah by the advent of King Josaphat son of Asa. In the kingdom of Israel this generation corresponds to most of the reign of King Ahab (his reign was twenty-two years) and the two-year reign of King Ahaziah son of Ahab. It is also on his reign and on the balance sheet of his reign that ends the first book of Kings  and the fourth generation of the night.
- Obadiah  was a devout believer in the Lord.
- While Jezebel (wife of Ahab , daughter of Etbaal, king of the Sidonians, it is probably by her that the cult of Baal was introduced to the kingdom of Israel) was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.
Elijah then challenged the prophets of Baal, who numbered four hundred and fifty, so that each one might call on his God. Baal for the followers of Ahab and the Lord for Elijah. After the failure of the prophets of Baal around the bull that they had sacrificed to him, Elijah invokes the Lord around his own sacrifice (a second bull):
- Then Elijah  said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which had been torn down.
- Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.”
- With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed.
- He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”
- “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again. “Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time.
- The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.
- At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”
- Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
- When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”
- Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.
(extract of the psalm 4 associated to this generation, verses 1 to 6 )
- To the conductor with melodies, a song of David.
- When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness; …
- … in my distress You have relieved me, …
- … be gracious to me and hearken to my prayer.
- Sons of man, how long will my honor be disgraced? …
- … [How long] will you love futility? …
- … [How long] will you constantly seek lies?
- You shall know that the Lord has set apart the pious man for Himself; …
- … the Lord shall hear when I call out to Him.
- Quake and do not sin; say [this] in your heart on your bed and be forever silent.
- Offer up sacrifices of righteousness and trust in the Lord.
Jezebel then seeking to kill Elijah, he fled and then takes refuge  in a cave on Mount Horeb, the mountain of God. It is there that the Lord manifests himself to Elijah:
- And  the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
- He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
- The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.
- Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
- After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
- When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
- Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
(extract of the psalm 4 associated to this generation, verse 7 )
- Many say, « Who will show us goodness? » Raise up over us the light of Your countenance, O Lord.
Therefore Elijah will meet  Elisha his successor. Ben Hadad, king of Syria decides to attack the kingdom of Israel. A prophet (Elijah?) Will then come to the aid of King Ahab to defeat Ben Hadad and to recognize the Lord. Ahab attacked the king of Syria:
- They  (the troop around Ahab) set out at noon while Ben-Hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.
(extract of the psalm 4 associated to this generation, verse 8 )
- You gave joy into my heart …
- … from the time that their corn and their wine increased.
(extract of the psalm 4 associated to this generation, verse 9 )
- In peace together, I would lie down and sleep, for You, O Lord, would make me dwell alone in safety.
 See: Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 22, verses 52 and following.
 Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 18, verses 3 and 4
 See: Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 16, verse 31
 Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 18, verses 30 to 40
 See: Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 19
 Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 19, verses 9 to 13
 See: Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 19, verses 15 and following.
 Melachim I – I Kings – Chapter 20, verse 16