https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elisha, JewishEncyclopedia.com - Biography of Elisha, Jewish Virtual Library - Biography of Elisha, The Catholic Encyclopedia - Biography of Eliseus, Fact Monster - People - Biography of Elisha. Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Elisha walked away unharmed, yet the forty-two men did not. Genesis 48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. He instigated and directed Jehu’s revolt against the house of Omri, which was marked by a bloodbath at Jezreel in which King Ahab of Israel and his family were slaughtered. 2 Kings 2:12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. Zechariah 1:5 Your fathers, where are they? Does Yemen take its name from the Arabic word meaning "northerly?" Announcing our NEW encyclopedia for Kids! Elisha, also spelled Elisaios, or Eliseus, in the Old Testament, Israelite prophet, the pupil of Elijah, and also his successor (c. 851 bc). This is characteristic of the relationship between the two prophets; in popular estimation Elisha always remains partly in the shadow of his master. Elisha picked up Elijah’s cloak and walked to the Jordan River. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground with them.” And he struck three times and stopped. 25 Then Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again from Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities (J)that he had taken from Jehoahaz his father in war. And he said, “The Lord's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Syria! Answer: There are a few key issues we must understand in regards to this account of the youths cursing Elisha. 22 (F)Now Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. 24 When Hazael king of Syria died, Ben-hadad his son became king in his place. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Psalm 12:1 To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Question: "Why did the Prophet Elisha curse the “youths” for making fun of his baldness (2 Kings 2:23-24)?" 14 Now when Elisha had fallen sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash king of Israel went down to him and wept before him, crying, “My father, my father! Now, as we who’ve read the Bible know all too well, a few verses later Elijah is taken up alive into heaven on a fiery chariot, while Elisha looks on in astonishment. 17 And he said, “Open the window eastward,” and he opened it. And Elisha laid his hands on the king's hands. Sort through the facts in this quiz of Syria, Iraq, and other countries of the Middle East. Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. Coming soon: our Thanksgiving email series will be an exercise in biblical renewal. He instigated and directed Jehu’s revolt against the house of Omri, which was marked by a bloodbath at Jezreel in which King Ahab of Israel and his family were slaughtered. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Corrections? Elisha didn’t control the actions of the bear, but we know God did. Comp, the Note on 2Kings 5:24; 2Kings 6:33. Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. John 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. and the prophets, do they live for ever? This was the Lord’s judgment on these men, not merely Elisha’s. Elijah told Elisha that, if he saw Elijah when he was taken, then the double portion would be Elisha’s. 23 (G)But the Lord was gracious to them and had compassion on them, (H)and he turned toward them, (I)because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, nor has he cast them from his presence until now. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT History: 2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his (2Ki iiKi ii ki 2 kg 2kg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. Now Elisha, was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. shall I smite them? Elisha, in the Old Testament, Israelite prophet, the pupil of Elijah, and also his successor (c. 851 bc). Omissions? What a fresh and life-like picture it presents in contrast with the colourless abstract which it follows! He led a “holy war” that extinguished the house of Omri in Jerusalem as well as in Samaria (2 Kings 9–10). The mantle, cultic garment of the prophet, carries connotations of power and authority. Wept over his face.--As he lay on the bed. Also note the Bible says the youth were torn apart, which means gravely harmed but not necessarily killed (though some may have died). Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. Then Elisha said, “Shoot,” and he shot. Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Is the literacy rate in Afghanistan very high? and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. 19 Then (C)the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had made an end of it, but now you will strike down Syria only (D)three times.”. Came down to him--i.e., to his house. As a prophet, Elisha was a political activist and revolutionary. ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal, ESV Personal Reference Bible, Berry imitation leather with floral design, ESV Pastor's Bible (TruTone, Brown) Imitation Leather, ESV Study Bible, Personal Size (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown with Mosaic Cross Design), ESV Reference Bible (TruTone, Deep Brown/Tan, Trail Design), Psalms, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal. Though Elisha recruited Jehu to revolt against and succeed Ahab, it was Elijah who was instructed to anoint Jehu as Israel’s king (1 Kings 19:16). English Standard Version (ESV). The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” 15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he took a bow and arrows. For you shall fight the Syrians in (B)Aphek until you have made an end of them.” 18 And he said, “Take the arrows,” and he took them. The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” 15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he took a bow and arrows. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. The popular t Joash laments the approaching loss of his best counsellor and helper. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. (K)Three times Joash defeated him and recovered the cities of Israel. 14 Now when Elisha had fallen sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash king of Israel went down to him and wept before him, crying, (A)“My father, my father! 20 So Elisha died, and they buried him. And Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). The prophet, by his teaching and his prayers, as well as by his sage counsel and wonder-working powers, had been more to Israel than chariots and horsemen. Like his mentor, Elisha was a passionate exponent of the ancient religious and cultural traditions of Israel, which both felt to be threatened by the ruling dynasty of Omri, which was in alliance with Phoenicia. 2 Kings 6:21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? The popular traditions about Elisha (2 Kings 2–13) sketch a charismatic, quasi-ecstatic figure, very similar to Elijah. Now bands of (E)Moabites used to invade the land in the spring of the year. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. And Joash the King of Israel came down unto him. The text reads, “From there Elisha went up to Bethel. 2 Kings 13:14-25 English Standard Version (ESV) The Death of Elisha. BUT – and here’s the key point – Elisha DID indeed witness the event, and so, as the audience, we know that the “double-portion” of God’s Spirit is now on Elisha. Elisha did, indeed, see the chariot of fire and horses of fire that separated the men, and he saw Elijah taken to heaven in a whirlwind. 16 Then he said to the king of Israel, “Draw the bow,” and he drew it. 21 And as a man was being buried, behold, a marauding band was seen and the man was thrown into the grave of Elisha, and as soon as the man touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet. 2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. The story of the beginning of his apprenticeship (1 Kings 19:19–21) and the account in which he becomes Elijah’s heir and successor (2 Kings 2:8–18) both feature the prophetic “mantle.” In the first, Elijah casts it upon his pupil; in the second, Elisha picks it up. Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, “O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!” King James Bible Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. Updates? (King Ahab’s wife, the Tyrian princess Jezebel, was then trying to introduce the worship of Baal into Israel.) O my father, my father.--Comp, the Note on 2Kings 2:12. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular, Elisha -- 'God is salvation', a well-known Israelite prophet, Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular, Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular, Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that, Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular, Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular, Preposition | third person masculine singular, Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular, Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular, A vehicle, a team, cavalry, a rider, the upper millstone, Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular. This section is obviously derived from another documentary source than the preceding.

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