Who was Elisha in the Bible

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    Sulhazan
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    Elisha was a prophet of Israel and Successor of Elijah. He’s recorded to have performed a number of miracles from healing leprosy to bringing back the dead.
    And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 KINGS 6:17
    Throughout his entire ministry, Elisha was a man acutely aware of God’s presence and power. He never lacked confidence in God’s watchful care of him, and he seemed to call upon God’s power as naturally as he carried out all his other tasks.
    Perhaps this confidence was a result of witnessing firsthand all the ways that God watched over his mentor, Elijah, through even the most threatening of situations. Elijah had promised that if Elisha saw him taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot, he would receive a double portion of the spirit that rested on Elijah. Elisha did indeed see this, and the truth of this promise is evidenced by the fact that he performed twice as many miracles as Elijah.
    Some of the miracles that Elisha took part in included curing the salty water of Jericho, witnessing Israel’s miraculous victory over Moab, providing oil (and later a son) for a Shunammite woman, raising the Shunammite woman’s son from the dead, curing some poisonous stew,
    healing Naaman’s leprosy, causing an axhead to float in water, predicting that the Arameans would give up their siege of Samaria, and foretelling King Jehoash’s victories over the king of Aram.
    The power that rested on Elisha apparently continued even after his death. One time when a few Israelites were burying someone, they threw the body into Elisha’s tomb to escape a band of Moabite raiders. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life again (2 Kings 13:21)!

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