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Jehoash rules Israel, seeks help from God through Elijah to defeat Hazael (king of Aram) for a while; Hazael also defeats Judah and leaves when Joash give him the Temple treasury; Joash is assassinated by his advisors; Elisha dies:2 Kings 13:1−11; 2 Kings 12:17−21; 2 Chronicles 24:23−27; 2 Kings 13:14−25

Elisha became ill at the end of his life, then he died and was buried.

The spirit of God was with him, even in death:

2 Kings 13:20-21 … Groups of Moabite raiders used to invade the land each spring. Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!

Jesus had only to give the word, and it was done (see Matthew 8:5-13 and the raising of Lazarus in John 11:1-44). Paul needed only to touch a handkerchief or an apron (Acts 19:11-12).

 

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