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Unformatted text preview: II. Historical Setting: 9 th Century B.C. (see power point slides) III. Elijah and Elisha: Prophetic Authority A. Confrontational Relationship to the King: Elijah as Obstructionist Loner Elijahs draught and showdown with Baals prophets (1 Kgs 17-19) Naboths vineyard (1 Kgs 21) Ahaziahs messengers (2 Kgs 1) B. Politically Involved: Elisha as Influential Power Broker the sons of the prophets (2 Kgs 4:1 etc.) Elishas role in coups by Jehu and Hazael (2 Kgs 8-10) C. Miracles of Life and Death: Elijah: fire from on high (1 Kgs 18; 2 Kgs 1) Resuscitation of the Dead (1 Kgs 17:19-23; 2 Kgs 4:18-37) Elishas heals Naaman (2 Kgs 5) The king of Israel: Am I God, to give death or life . . . ? Sic em bears!Elishas curse on the boys between Jericho and Bethel...
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- Spring '08