parted hither and thither
2 Kings 2:14
2:14 parted hither and thither. Elisha had requested a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, and it is noteworthy that more miracles are recorded under Elisha’s ministry than under Elijah’s. The combined Elijah/Elisha period, under the kings Ahab, Ahaziah, Joram, Jehu, Jehoahaz, and Joash, lasted about eighty-five years. It was the time of Israel’s deepest apostasy, but it was also the time of greatest demonstration of God’s miraculous power, at least since the days of Moses and Joshua.