Rumour had it that Oshio, by so doing, wears the apparel of a hard kernel to crack for governments in the day but at nocturnes, removes this veil and wears his real apparel of the infamous biblical Gehazi
Elisha responds by dispatching Gehazi
, his faithful acolyte, to perform a miracle and resurrect the child.
Another difference lies in the more strictly religious context in which leprosy was used as a metaphor after the Reformation: the majority of texts narrate the story of Naaman and Gehazi
as a Biblical source for their understanding of leprosy, and the discourse of leprosy as sin rarely features anywhere outside a sermon or a religious treatise.
sketches him from what Gehazi
reports, from his absence at Jehu's anointing, from Elisha's brief appearance when he himself is deathly ill, and finally from the abrupt notice of the prophet's death.
the four laypersons are Balaam, Doag, Ahitofel, and Gehazi
." In discussing the laypersons, the Talmud notes that Balaam alone was not a Jew, yet he was considered a candidate for the next life's rewards.
If not, may you become as leprous as Naaman and Gehazi
, and may the calamity strike you that the Israelite people escaped as they journeyed forth from Egypt's land.
Elisha's servant Gehazi
secretively claims a payment from Naaman and as a result becomes afflicted with Naaman's leprosy.
Whereas the shameless pardoners purchase their vile traffic in farm with Simon, sell Indulgences with Gehazi
, and squander their gains in disgraceful fashion with the Prodigal Son: but what is more detestable still, although not in holy orders, they preach publicly, and pretend falsely that they have full powers of absolving both living and dead alike from punishment and guilt, along with other blasphemies, by means of which they plunder and seduce the people, and in all probability drag them down with their own person to the infernal regions, by affording them frivolous hope and an audacity to commit sin: therefore, let the abuses of this pestilential sect be blotted out from the threshold of the Church.
Thus, should it chance to be the case that 8.30 your calling as poet had somewhat failed you before you took to criticism, and that your calling as critic were to languish a little henceforward, I would invite you to drop in on me some light day in the slack season, when I would at once  gladly commence a 'Leprosy of Gehazi
' or a 'Death of 9.1 Ananias.' You already know that I am shy of exhibiting my pictures; so I need not remind you that the above pseu- donyms, while profitable (a shilling and hour is the profes- sional fee), might really pass unnoticed.
By contrast, Elisha is often associated with a company of prophets and/or is attended by a named servant, Gehazi
. Elisha seems to live in a community of prophets.
Scene 3 tells the story of Gehazi
's betrayal and punishment.