3:1 In the eighteenth year of King Jehoshaphat’s reign over Judah, Ahab’s son Jehoram became king over Israel in Samaria; 2 he ruled for twelve years.
1 sn The two brief episodes recorded in vv. 19-25 demonstrate Elisha’s authority and prove that he is the legitimate prophetic heir of Elijah. He has the capacity to bring life and blessing to those who recognize his authority, or death and judgment to those who reject him.
map For location see Map2-B1; Map4-D3; Map5-E2; Map6-A4; Map7-C1.
2 map For location see Map2-B1; Map4-D3; Map5-E2; Map6-A4; Map7-C1.