Tag Archives elisha bible

1 kings 19, elijah, elijah and elisha, elijah bible, elijah bible story, elijah on mount carmel, elijah story, elisha bible

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Pinchas – Learn Torah

Admin No Comments

Is it possible to get worn out in the service of God?  Is it possible that Elijah misunderstood his mission?  Elijah runs away from Jezebel and wants to die after the spectacular events at Mt Carmel in this week’s haftarah Pinchas.

fathers in the bible, about father, elijah and elisha, 2 kings 2, elisha bible, father elijah,

Hebrew In Israel | Father and Honour – Learn Torah

One comments

In the book of Kings the text gives us the following description of a lament Elisha called out after Elijah was taken away:

וֶאֱלִישָׁע רֹאֶה, וְהוּא מְצַעֵק אָבִי אָבִי רֶכֶב יִשְׂרָאֵל וּפָרָשָׁיו, וְלֹא רָאָהוּ, עוֹד; וַיַּחֲזֵק, בִּבְגָדָיו, וַיִּקְרָעֵם, לִשְׁנַיִם קְרָעִים

Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!”  And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two. 2Kings 2:12

Elisha calls out as a sign of mourning over the loss of his mentor and calls him “Father”.  The same is done when Elisha dies and the king also calls him Father.  Though we are looking at two different types of leaders, the shared form of lamenting can teach us about the practice at the time.


Join My Group Bible Class TODAY!

The class is done in a virtual class room with multiple participants. We meet on Sundays at 11:45am US eastern, or 6:45pm Israel time. You do not need to know Hebrew for this class, and you also receive a recording of the classes every month. For the link and how to join, click the More Info Button to email us.