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!

Naaman the Lepor Meets Elisha

Now, Elisha was come up to Gilgal one day. The sons of the prophets were sitting outside. There was a famine in the land. He tells his servants to set up a pot for them to eat. The servant (Gehazi?) goes and gathers herbs and gourds and vines. His entire lap is full of them. … Continue reading Naaman the Lepor Meets Elisha

Elisha Restores Life

On one of Elisha's journeys, he stops in to visit the Shunamite woman. He tells his servant, Gehazi, to call her. As an FYI, this is the first record that Elisha has a servant. It seems he followed in the footsteps of his master. Just like Elisha served Elijah so also is Gehazi serving Elisha. … Continue reading Elisha Restores Life

The Miracle of the Oil in the Pot

Chapter 4 of 2nd Kings is going to be rockin'! Got some awesome stories to go through and cross references to follow. I just read the entire chapter in preparation. A Widow's Plea A certain woman, one of the wives of the sons of the prophets, comes unto Elisha and says, "My husband, thy servant, … Continue reading The Miracle of the Oil in the Pot

The Widow of Zarephath

Starting the Story! Jump to 1 kings 17. We’re going in media res. Elijah is before king Ahab and declares before him that it will not rain for years! He gets right to the point with the king. If I hadn’t studied who Ahab was previous to starting this, I probably would have wondered why … Continue reading The Widow of Zarephath