Here, tradition says, the prophet Samuel was born, and here the Shunamite woman built a little house upon the city wall for the accommodation of the prophet Elisha. Elisha asked her what she expected in return.
The prophet Elisha declared that within four and twenty hours the prices of food should go down to nothing, almost, and it was so.
If the prophet Elisha
of old could feed 100 men with the offering of 20 barley loaves and still have left-over, Jesus fed 5,000 men and more with only five barley loaves and had 12 wicker baskets of leftover.
An unnamed servant of the prophet Elisha
is hesitant that the 20 barley loaves he brings to the prophet will be enough to feed the 100 people gathered in their vicinity Elisha, however, is confident that the loaves will be able to provide food for all.
The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, located in the Jobar district of Damascus, is believed to be built on the spot where the prophet Elijah is believed to have hid in a cave and in the place where Elijah is said to have anointed the prophet Elisha
8) The Prophet Elisha
's ministry was said to have spanned fifty years.
For example, in the story of the prophet Elisha
and the wife of one of the sons of the prophets, the blessing came in the form of oil from a jug of oil she had left at home (II Kgs.
In 2 Kings (4:4244), we learn that the prophet Elisha
fed 100 men with only 20 loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain.
Jesus' great miracle is similar to the stories of the prophet Elijah raising the son of the widow at Zarephath (cf 1 Kgs 17:23) and the prophet Elisha
bringing the son of the widow at Shunem back to life (cf 2 Kgs 4:32-36), which showed the magnificence of God.
In January 1949 Bishop Bell spoke of admiring the 'furrowed brow' of the prophet Elisha
on the memorial and especially of the impressive range of emotions that could be discerned in the face of the Shunammite woman: awe; fear; tenderness; anxiety and hope as she reaches out ever so gently to touch the left hand of her son as if she cannot quite yet believe that he has been so miraculously restored to her.
David Fisher gave a talk about Words and Deeds relating to the reading from Kings About Naaman, a commander of the army being cured of leprosy by the prophet Elisha
. Prayers of intercession were led by Alison Gibson with Taize responses sung by Beth Corps and Harriet Beattie.
Some travellers called on the prophet Elisha
and he sent his servant out to gather whatever wild vegetables he could find, to add to a cooked meal for the guests.