Scripture -- doesn't matter if you're Jewish, Christian, or Muslim -- agrees that Elijah was capable of raising the dead, could bring fire raining down from the sky, and was taken up to heaven on a whirlwind.
Frankly, what is nowhere to be found is that he was also an Aryan-looking, buff surfer dude with rock-hard abs and a penchant for wearing too-tight wifebeaters.
But the "tall, tanned, tattoed" (TTT, get it? lol) baritone, with "big voice and muscles to match... 195 muscular centimetres", "hunk du jour" but "not too hot to Handel" that is Teddy Tahu Rhodes, is about to return home to New Zealand to play, yes, the lead role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah – with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on Thursday 6 September at the Auckland Town Hall.
Watch Teddy talk, not sing (he's fully dressed) here;
May the Lord forgive us all.