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Elisha


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(a) (d. 663 BCE) Elijah's student and successor. Before ascending to heaven, Elijah granted him double the prophetic powers that he himself possessed. The Tanach records many of the miracles he preformed. Among them: purification of Jericho's drinking water, transformation of a single cruse of oil into many vessels' worth, resurrecting a dead child, and curing a Gentile general of leprosy. (b) A common Jewish name.


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Entry for 'Elisha'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/e/elisha.html. 2012.

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