I Kings 19:16
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16  Also anoint Yehu son of Nimshi as king of Yisrael, and anoint Elisha son of Shafat of Abel-meholah to succeed you as Navi.

v’-AYT YAY-hu ven nim-SHEE tim-SHAKH l’-ME-lekh al yis-ra-AYL v’-et e-lee-SHA ben sha-FAT may-a-VAYL m’-kho-LAH tim-SHAKH l’-na-VEE takh-TE-kha

טז  וְאֵת יֵהוּא בֶן־נִמְשִׁי תִּמְשַׁח לְמֶלֶךְ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאֶת־אֱלִישָׁע בֶּן־שָׁפָט מֵאָבֵל מְחוֹלָה תִּמְשַׁח לְנָבִיא תַּחְתֶּיךָ׃

 19:16   Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah to succeed you as Navi

Eliyahu is such a central prophet in Jewish history that the Sages (Sanhedrin 98a, based on Malachi 2:23-24) teach that he will be the one to usher in the righteous Mashiach when Hashem so decrees. Yet, Hashem instructs Eliyahu that he must anoint Elisha to replace him as prophet. Though his strengths no longer fit the needs of his generation, we await the day when Eliyahu will once again rise up to herald the coming of the Mashiach.

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I Kings 19:16

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