Elisha

(fl. 9th cent BCE)
   Israelite prophet. He proph-esied during and after the reign of Jehoram. He was the disciple and successor of Elijah. He foretold Hazael's accession to the Syrian throne, and anointed Jehu king over Israel.

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  • ELISHA — (Heb. אֱלִישָׁע; God is salvation ), Israelite prophetic wonder worker of the ninth century B.C.E. in the days of jehoram son of ahab , jehu , jehoahaz , and joash . According to I Kings 19:16, God commanded elijah on Mount Horeb to anoint Elisha …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elisha — (v. hebr. Elischa) ist ein Vorname. Weibliche Namensträger Elisha Cuthbert (* 1982), kanadische Schauspielerin Männliche Namensträger Elisha Abas (* 1971), israelischer Pianist Elisha Cook (1903 1995), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Elisha Graves …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elisha — • A Prophet of Israel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Elisha — masc. proper name, from Hebrew, lit. God is salvation, from El God + yesha salvation …   Etymology dictionary

  • Elisha — [ē lī′shə, ilī′shə] n. [Heb, lit., God is salvation] 1. a masculine name: var. Ellis 2. Bible a prophet of Israel, ordained by Elijah as his successor: 1 Kings 19:16, 19; 2 Kings 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Elisha — Infobox Saint name=Saint Eliseus birth date= death date= feast day=June 14 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church Eastern Catholic Churches Eastern Orthodox Church Lutheranism imagesize= caption=Russian icon of St. Eliseus, 18th century (Iconostasis… …   Wikipedia

  • Elisha —    God his salvation, the son of Shaphat of Abel meholah, who became the attendant and disciple of Elijah (1 Kings 19:16 19). His name first occurs in the command given to Elijah to anoint him as his successor (1 Kings 19:16). This was the only… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Elisha — /i luy sheuh/, n. 1. Also, Douay Bible, Eliseus /el i see euhs/. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C., the successor of Elijah. II Kings 3 9. 2. a male given name. [ < Heb elishua lit., God has saved] * * * flourished 9th century BC Hebrew… …   Universalium

  • Elisha — The designated successor of Elijah (1 Kgs. 19:19 ff.), who lived in the second half of the 9th cent. BCE. He seemed more at home in an urban environment than Elijah, even though his father was a farmer. He preferred city life (2 Kgs. 6:13) and… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Elisha — noun Etymology: Hebrew Ĕlīshā‘ Date: 14th century a Hebrew prophet and disciple and successor of Elijah …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Elisha — noun /ɨˈlaɪʃə/ a) A prophet, a disciple and successor of Elijah. b) of biblical origin, in quiet use since the 17th century …   Wiktionary

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