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And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:8 Shunem. The village of Shunem was in the territory of Isaachar, near Jezreel. The woman of Shunem was “great” in the sense of being prosperous and highly regarded by the people of the region.

4:10 a little chamber. This narrative is the origin of the term “prophet’s chamber,” applied to small apartments maintained by churches or individual Christians for use by visiting evangelists and Bible teachers.

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