Elisha 852BC-796BC, the prophet who was the successor to Elijah 860BC-852BC.
Elisha the Son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah held the office of a prophet for fifty-six years.
Elisha's second of 32 Miracles was healing of the water of Jericho.
Elijah calls Elisha to be his attendant in 1st Kings 19:19-21 in the reign of King Ahab 7th King of Israel.
Elisha dies in 2 Kings 13:20 in the reign of King Jehoash 12th King of Israel 798BC-782BC.
Elisha's illness 2 Kings 13:14
Elisha's death 2 Kings 13:20
Elisha whose name in Hebrew means: my God is salvation or savior.
They went about in sheepskins and goatskins;— e.g. garments of the prophets Elisha,
2 Kings 2:1—2 Kings 13:20
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?"
"Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit," Elisha replied.
10 "You have asked a difficult thing," Elijah said, "yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours–otherwise not."
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them apart.
13 He picked up the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. [1st Miracle by Elisha]14 Then he took the cloak that had fallen from him and struck the water with it. "Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?" he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, "The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha." And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. 16"Look," they said, "we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley."
"No," Elisha replied, "do not send them."
17 But they persisted until he was too ashamed to refuse. So he said, "Send them." And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him. 18 When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, "Didn't I tell you not to go?"
2nd miracle Healing of the Water
19 The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive."
20 "Bring me a new bowl," he said, "and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.
21 Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.'" 22And the water has remained wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.
3rd miracle Elisha Is Jeered
23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!" 24He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.
read the rest of 2 King to 2 Kings 13:20, also look up 2 Chronicles
Elisha the successor to the prophet Elijah
Elisha a Model of spiritual leader:
A man of great energy 1 Kings 19:19
When called by God made a complete surrender
Sought spiritual equipment and empowerment from Elijah
Spoke with authority by hearing directly from God
Put his entire personality into the work
Was of incorruptible integrity
Lived in the spirit of victory
A man of spiritual vision
Died a victorious death
Had a wonderful posthumous influence
Miracles of Elisha:
Mocking children torn by bears
Widow's oil multiplied
Pottage rendered harmless
Child raised to life
Gehazi stuck with leprosy
Iron caused to float
Resurrection of a man 2 Kings 13:21