A New Syrian Invasion and the Death of Elisha

It may seem pointless to include what goes on between chapters without Elisha stories. But I want to keep you up to date on what is going on historically and politically speaking. That way, when we come back to Elisha in a chapter or so, you won't be confused who is who and what has … Continue reading A New Syrian Invasion and the Death of Elisha

How a Box of Oil Caused the Downfall of Ahab’s Dynasty

Chapter 9 has Elisha! At least, a little bit I think. Elisha called over one of the children of the prophets and tells them to take a box of oil and go thither to Ramoth-Gilead. The scriptures make it sound like the person he sent to do this was young. Verse 4 says he was … Continue reading How a Box of Oil Caused the Downfall of Ahab’s Dynasty

Is That Ax Floating?! Beat the Drums of War!

The next chapter starts out a little funny. A son of the prophet tells Elisha the place they live in is too narrow. Or in other words, the house where everyone is living is too small. He tells Elisha his plan of going to the Jordan River and building a new abode. Elisha says go … Continue reading Is That Ax Floating?! Beat the Drums of War!

The Campagin Against Moab

Chapter 3 doesn't start off with Elisha. But I'll catch you up on what has happened. The Moabites rebelled after Ahab died. I know I already talked a little about this so I'll refer you to that rather than re-writing the whole thought process I had.  The Rebellion of Moab Anyway, the Moabites rebel. The … Continue reading The Campagin Against Moab

Elisha, Healing, and Bears

That's the end of Elijah's story for now. He'll return at the Mount of Transfiguration and later on to Joseph Smith in the Kirtland temple. What did I learn from or about Elijah? Not only was his character illuminated through the stories and chapters I read but also his faith. He seemed a bit of … Continue reading Elisha, Healing, and Bears