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Elijah is taken up to heaven and Elisha gets his master’s gifts, then helps a widow, stays with a Shunemite woman, prophesies a son for her and later raises him from the dead, then feeds some prophets in a famine: 2 Kings 2:1−25; 2 Kings 4:1−44

It was more than miracles on water.

Elisha also raised people from the dead, like his master Elijah before him, and he fed multitudes (hundreds, anyway).

It happened in a severe famine, and it started when someone offered to share the little they had:

2 Kings 4:42 One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, ‘Give it to the people so they can eat.’

Elisha’s servant answered in much the same way as Jesus’ disicples did hundreds of years later:

2 Kings 4:43What? … Feed a hundred people with only this?

And, like Jesus, Elisha said, ‘do it anyway’:

2 Kings 4:43-44But Elisha repeated, ‘Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the Lord says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!’ And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the Lord had promised.

 

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