and consumed him
2 Kings 1:10
1:10 and consumed him. This time of deep apostasy in Israel was marked by many remarkable miracles. The people of Israel had separated themselves from the true temple and priesthood, so they probably had little or no knowledge of the then-extant Scriptures. Accordingly God spoke by many great miracles confirming the testimony of Elijah and Elisha during this period, seeking to call His people back to Himself. Very few heeded, especially among their kings and leaders.