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Elijah and Elisha

Elijah and Elisha
from the Old Testament

(Story on the back of the card)

Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here, for Jehovah has sent me to Bethel." But Elisha said, "As surely as Jehovah lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So they went to Bethel together.

Then the followers of the prophets at Bethel said to Elisha, "Do you know that today Jehovah will take away your master from you?" He replied, "Yes, I know it; say no more." And Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here, for Jehovah has sent me to Jericho." But Elisha said, "As surely as Jehovah lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho. And in the same way, they came to the Jordan.

There Elijah rolled up his mantle and with it struck the waters, which divided so that the two crossed over on dry ground. Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Let a double portion of your spirit be upon me." Elijah replied, "You have asked what is difficult, but if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall come to you."

Then a fiery chariot with horses of fire suddenly appeared and separated the two. Elijah arose in a whirlwind up to heaven. When Elisha saw this, he cried, "My father, my father! the chariots and the horsemen of Israel!" He saw Elijah no more, but at that moment he took up Elijah's mantle.

Artist: W. L. Taylor 1922

Other stories included in collection: Rebekah and Isaac, King Saul and David, the Prophet Isaiah, Psalms 1, Psalms 2, the Nativity, the Three Wise Men, O Little Town of Bethlehem, the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, Jacob's Ladder, Rahab Hides the Spies, Samson and the Philistines, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Solomon Builds the Temple, Daniel in the Lion's Den, the Angel and the Shepherds, the Widow's Mite, Suffer the Children..., Adoration of the Shepherds, Abraham and isaac, Isaac's Blessing, Jacob's Dream, Noah's Ark, Angel and the Shepherds, Jesus in the Temple, Baby Jesus in the Temple, Moses Found in the River, Moses Out of Egypt, Moses and Joshua Descend from the Mount, the Walls of Jericho, the Call of Gideon, Jephthah's Vow, the Story of Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Joseph Sold into Slavery, Joseph and the Famine, Solomon's Wisdom, Elijah the Prophet, Naboth's Vineyard, the Curing of Naaman, Ruth and Naomi, the Mother of Samuel, Jesus Praying, Madonna and Child, Jesus and the Fishermen.

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Books inspired by the story of Elijah and Elisha:
Discover Elijah and Elisha: Prophets with Power (Discover Your Bible) by Faith Alive Christian Resources.
The Crucial Bridge: The Elijah-Elisha Narrative As an Interpretive Synthesis of Genesis-Kings and a Literary Model of the Gospels by Thomas L. Brodie.
Testimony to Otherwise: The Witness of Elijah and Elisha by Walter Brueggemann.
Faith in the Face of Apostasy: The Gospel According to Elijah and Elisha (The Gospel According to the Old Testament) by Raymond B. Dillard.
Customer review: The late Dr. Dillard was professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. This is concise, sharp exegesis of these narratives from I and II Kings. Don't expect exhaustive verse-by-verse technical commentary. Dillard is interested in grasping the big message of each text, interpreting it theologically, relating it to Christ and applying it practically. His applications are often biting, striking for the heart.
A Prophet in the Making: A Christological Study on Lk 4, 16-30: In the Background of the Isaianic Mixed Citation and the Elijah-Elisha References (European University Studies: Theology, 23) by Raymond Joseph Irudhayasamy.
Elijah and Elisha (Great Bible Discovery) by Send the Light.
Elijah and Elisha;: Expositions from the book of Kings by Ronald S. Wallace.
Chariots of Prophetic Fire: Studies in Elijah and Elisha by Rousas John Rushdoony.
The Disappearing Prophets and Other Stories About Elijah and Elisha/Includes Crayons by Ethel Barrett.
Elijah and Elisha: Teacher's manual : a thirteen week Sunday School curriculum series by Fundamentalist Church Publications.
Elijah and Elisha, prophets of Israel, (Bible class primers) by Ronald George Macintyre.
Men Of Courage- Elijah and Elisha (Geared for Growth: Characters) by Word Worldwide.
The Story of Elijah and Elisha by Edwin S. Gorham.
Elijah and Elisha by Paul S.L. Johnson.
Hear the word;: A novel about Elijah and Elisha by Henry Bela Zador.
Discover Elijah and Elisha: Prophets with Power (Discover Your Bible) by Faith Alive Christian Resources.

Gifts inspired by the story of Elijah and Elisha:
Superbook Video Bible [VHS] Elijah & Elisha True Prophet and Flaming Chariots

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