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 (ĭ-lī′shə) Ninth century bc.
In the Bible, a Hebrew prophet who was chosen by Elijah to be his successor.


(Bible) Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc: successor of Elijah (II Kings 3–9)


(ɪˈlaɪ ʃə)

a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C., the successor of Elijah. II Kings 3–9.
References in classic literature ?
Samaria stood a disastrous siege, once, in the days of Elisha, at the hands of the King of Syria.
The prophet Elisha declared that within four and twenty hours the prices of food should go down to nothing, almost, and it was so.
Elisha Wright said she understood that Redmond girls, especially those who belonged to Kingsport, were 'dreadful dressy and stuck-up,' and she guessed I wouldn't feel much at home among them; and I saw myself, a snubbed, dowdy, humiliated country girl, shuffling through Redmond's classic halls in coppertoned boots.
Elisha went away I hardly had the heart to finish packing.
Arthur, Tom, and East were together one night, and read the story of Naaman coming to Elisha to be cured of his leprosy.
Well, but, Tom," said Arthur, "look what Elisha says to him--
I am in the Sixth Reader but just because I cannot say the seven multiplication Table Miss Dearborn threttens to put me in the baby primer class with Elijah and Elisha Simpson little twins.
Here, too, is part of Aaron's rod, and a lock of hair from Elisha the prophet.
But, father," quoth Alleyne, "the holy Elisha was bald, which brought down upon him the revilements of the wicked children.
So Grandfather made an end of Cotton Mather, telling his auditors that he died in 1728, at the age of sixty-five, and bequeathed the chair to Elisha Cooke.
There was the first electric light, and the first grain-binder, and the musical telegraph of Elisha Gray, and the marvellous exhibit of printing telegraphs shown by the Western Union Company.
Where they once dug for money, But never found any; Where sometimes Martial Miles Singly files, And Elijah Wood, I fear for no good: No other man, Save Elisha Dugan-- O man of wild habits, Partridges and rabbits Who hast no cares Only to set snares, Who liv'st all alone, Close to the bone And where life is sweetest Constantly eatest.