Elijah vs Elisha

When Elijah flees for his life to Mount Horeb God tells him “anoint Hazael king over Aram. Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet” (1 Kings 19:15-16). Elijah only got round to anointing the latter. Elisha’s name means “God is salvation” or “God saves”. In some ways he is very similar to Elijah; in other ways he is quite different. Similarities with Elijah Both help widows in similar ways. Elijah helps a woman who is about to eat her last meal and die.”The...

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