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And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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.

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