Beware the Angry Prophet: 2 Kings 2:23-251
Our story, I think, demonstrates Elisha to be quite villainous. His unbelievable pettiness is striking and serves, I think, to paint him darkly in order to criticize the prophetic office. An office, to be sure, which was originally positive but lost that ideal and became destructive and self-serving. No other prophet acts with such violence against their opponents.
By Jim West
Quartz Hill School of Theology
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