A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Bible Exposition Dallas Theological Seminary.
Elijah and Elisha are so often associated with one another, and spoken of in the same breath, that the marked distinctions between them are easily overlooked. Most scholarly works do not begin to describe fully the extent of the differences in habit and ministry between Elijah and Elisha, nor give a reasonable explanation as to why such diversities occur. How could Elijah's disciple turn out to be so different, and why? A thematic study of the biblical book of Kings reveals the answer.