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Elisha(ēlī`shə), in the Bible, prophet who functions as a model of the Mosaic prophetic office after ElijahElijah
[both: Heb.,=Yahweh is God], fl. c.875 B.C., Hebrew prophet in the reign of King Ahab. He is one of the outstanding figures of the Bible. Elijah's mission was to destroy the worship of foreign gods and to restore exclusive loyalty to God.
..... Click the link for more information. , whose work he continued; he is believed to have lived in the 9th cent. B.C. Elisha initiated the political programs outlined to Elijah on Mt. Horeb. The stories about Elisha are collected in Second Kings, which relates a collection of miracle stories and associates Elisha with political revolution in Syria; he is said to have initiated the revolution of Jehu. Elisha is also attested in the Qur'an.
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sics bears on boys for their jibing. [O.T.: II Kings 2:23–24]
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Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc: successor of Elijah (II Kings 3--9)
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