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Elisha (ēlī´shə), in the Bible, prophet who functions as a model of the Mosaic prophetic office after Elijah, whose work he continued; he is believed to have lived in the 9th cent. BC Elisha initiated the political programs outlined to Elijah on Mt. Horeb. The stories about Elisha are collected in Second Kings, which relates a collection of miracle stories and associates Elisha with political revolution in Syria; he is said to have initiated the revolution of Jehu. Elisha is also attested in the Qur'an.

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Elisha Old Testament prophet of Israel, disciple and successor of Elijah (2 Kings 2–13). He appeared in the 9th century bc, and accomplished the destruction of the Phoenician cult of Baal. Elisha is portrayed as a miracle-worker, healer and fulfiller of God's commissions to his master Elijah.

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Elisha (9th cent. BCE). Israelite prophet. Elijah chose Elisha to be his successor. In the aggadah, it was taught that Elijah's promise to bestow a double portion on Elisha (ch. 2. 14) was fulfilled by Elisha's performing sixteen miracles to Elijah's eight.

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Elisha (9th century bc), a Hebrew prophet, disciple and successor of Elijah, who invited Jehu to lead the revolt against the house of Ahab, and who healed Naaman of his leprosy.

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