As you read the scriptures, the Holy Ghost may bring to your attention certain phrases or passages. Consider writing down why those passages are meaningful to you.
2 Kings 2: Elisha and the prophets know that Elijah is to be translated—Elijah divides the waters of the Jordan and is taken up into heaven in a whirlwind—The mantle of Elijah falls on Elisha, who also divides the waters of the Jordan—Elisha heals the waters of Jericho—Youths are torn by bears for mocking Elisha.
2 Kings 3: Jehoram of Israel and Jehoshaphat of Judah join forces against Moab—Elisha promises them water for their animals and victory in the war—The Moabites are defeated.
2 Kings 4: Elisha multiplies the widow’s oil—He promises a son to a Shunammite woman—The child dies and is raised to life by Elisha—He makes the poisonous food harmless—Bread and grain are multiplied for the people to eat.
2 Kings 5: Naaman, the Syrian, comes to Elisha to be healed of leprosy—He rejects the prophet’s instruction at first but relents and dips himself in the Jordan seven times; he is healed—Elisha refuses to accept a reward—Gehazi accepts a gift from Naaman and is cursed with leprosy.
2 Kings 6: Elisha causes an ax to float—He reveals to the king how to conduct a war with Syria—Horses and chariots of fire protect Elisha—The Syrians are smitten with blindness—Benhadad besieges Samaria, and foodstuff sells for a great price.
2 Kings 7: Elisha prophesies incredible plenty in Samaria—The Syrian hosts flee at a noise of battle and leave their possessions—Israel takes spoil from the Syrians.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “Dearest Children, God Is Near You,” Hymns, no. 96.
- Chapter 36: Elijah and Elisha
- Chapter 37: The Prophet Elisha: Three Miracles
- Naaman and Elisha (2 Kings 5:1-14)
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 101: 2 Kings 1–4
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 102: 2 Kings 5–13
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 106: 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 20: Day 2, 2 Kings 1–13
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: 1 Kings 17–2 Kings 2: Elijah and the Sealing Power of the Holy Priesthood
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- KnoWhy OTL29B — What Is the Significance of the Unusual Symbolism in Elisha’s Healings?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, August 9, 2018
- KnoWhy OTL29A — What Should We Make of the Story of Elisha and the Bears?, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, August 7, 2018
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29, “He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah”, Administration, July 5, 2014
Resources on Other Sites
- BYU Religious Education Discussions on the Old Testament: The Ten Commandments: Ex. 20
- BYU Religious Education Discussions on the Old Testament: The Law of Moses: Ex. 21-24 31-35
- BYU Religious Education Discussions on the Old Testament: The Ministry of Elisha: 2 Kgs. 1-4
- BYU Religious Education Discussions on the Old Testament: The Ministry of Elisha: 2 Kgs. 4-9
- “Follow the Prophet”: Eight Principles from 1 and 2 Kings, Ronald E. Bartholomew, Religious Educator 9, no. 1 (2008)
- Elijah and Elisha, Lenet Hadley Read, Ensign, March 1988
- Elisha and the Children: The Question of Accepting Prophetic Succession, Fred E. Woods, BYU Studies, Volume 32, no. 3
- Symbolic Action as Prophecy in the Old Testament, Donald W. Parry, Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament