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BIBLE PEOPLE: ELISHA

(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Bible People

a) The Bible is an historic record of real people and places. 

b) Here is a brief biography of such a person during Bible times.

2. Elisha

a) Elisha, son of Shaphat, was a prophet from Abel Meholah in Gilead. He lived in the northern Kingdom of Israel during the reigns of Jehoram, Jehu, Jehoahaz and Jehoash. Elisha was Elijah's student.

b) When Elijah was taken up into heaven in a fiery chariot, Elisha picked up Elijah's mantle, struck it on the waters of the Jordan River and said, "Where is the Lord the God of Elijah?" (2 Kings 2:14). The water then parted and Elisha crossed over, thus beginning his service as a prophet of God.

c) Elisha, like Elijah, performed some extraordinary miracles as a prophet of God. He brought back to life the dead son of a Shunammite woman; he cured Naaman a general from Damascus, of leprosy; he multiplied loaves of barley and ears of grain to feed a crowd of people; he caused a metal ax head to …

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