Elisha

Synonyms:
Elisha, e-lee-SHA, אֱלִישָׁע
Elisha (Wikipedia)
This article is about the prophet. For others with the same given name, see Elisha (given name).
Not to be confused with Elishah or Elijah.

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Elisha
ElishaRaisingShunammitesSon.jpg
Elisha raising the Shunammite's Son, early 1900s Bible Card illustration
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Elisha (/ˈlʃə/;

Hebrew: אֱלִישָׁע, Modern Elisha, Tiberian ʼĔlîšāʻ; "My God is salvation", Greek: Ἐλισσαῖος, Elissaîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Arabic: الْيَسَع Al-Yasaʿ) is a Hebrew prophet and a wonder-worker whose life is documented in the Hebrew Bible. Also mentioned in the New Testament and the Quran, Elisha is venerated as a prophet in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Amongst new religious movements, Bahá'í writings refer to him by name. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, Elyesa via Turkish. He was a disciple of Elijah and, after Elijah was taken up into the whirlwind, Elisha was accepted as the leader of the sons of the prophets.

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