God's reaction in the latter case is to instruct Elijah to anoint three new leaders, one of whom is Elisha the son of Shaphat
, Elijah's designated successor.
Educational projects aimed at building a high school for girls in Shaphat
camp, implementing the "beautiful schools" programme and granting scholarships to Al Quds' Students.
Es verdad, dice Terrinoni, que algunos pasajes profeticos del Antiguo Testamento contienen afirmaciones acerca de la severidad del juicio, en el yom yhwh; sin embargo, matiza, conviene recordar que el verbo que expresa el acto divino de juzgar, shaphat
, tiene sentido de gobierno, y es por tanto una manera de afirmar el triunfo final de la soberania divina.
(10.) The unnamed servant in chapters 18 and 19 could be Elisha ben Shaphat
, Elijah's successor, but this is unlikely.
That said, Elisha ben Shaphat likewise breaks new ground, showing that, as he comes into his own, he allows his own personality and interests to blossom.
Elijah appoints Elisha ben Shaphat to be his successor, and serves for a time as Elisha's mentor.
Whereas the Bible is silent about Elijah's pre-prophetic history, not even mentioning his father's name, the text indicates that Elisha ben Shaphat came from a wealthy family.
Elijah mentors Elisha ben Shaphat, who then succeeds him.
Elijah not only appointed Elisha ben Shaphat as his successor, but for about five or six years (or longer) he was Elisha's mentor.
Elijah served as a guide for Elisha ben Shaphat, just as Moses had been the mentor of Joshua ben Nun.