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Elisha

(ēlī`shə), in the Bible, prophet who functions as a model of the Mosaic prophetic office after ElijahElijah
or Elias
[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.
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, 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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Elisha

sics bears on boys for their jibing. [O.T.: II Kings 2:23–24]
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Elisha

Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc: successor of Elijah (II Kings 3--9)
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The jury was told by prosecutor Ellis Jones Griffith, MP that Eliseus Evans, 24, a labourer from Caernarfon was charged with attempted murder.
After Juliana's decapitation, Eliseus and his companions go on a sea voyage, during which they drown together with the sinking ship.
Yno fe fydd y ddau yn dod i wybod mwy am fywyd a gwaith Eliseus Williams, neu Eifion Wyn i roi ei enw barddol.
Wedi ei eni ym 1867, daeth Eliseus Williams yn adnabyddus dan ei enw barddol Eifion Wyn gan ysgrifennu campweithiau fel 'Y Bugail', 'Caniadau'r Allt' a 'O Drum i Draeth'.
Felly, rhag ein bod yn ail-adrodd yn ormodol, dyma ddetholiad o'r holl lythyrau: Eliseus Williams - Eifion Wyn - yw'r awdur, fel y soniodd sawl un, ac mae'r gerdd yn ymddangos yn ei gyfrol 'Caniadau'r Allt' a gyhoeddwyd ym 1927.