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2 Kings 8:4-5

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8:4 Now the king was talking to Gehazi, the prophet’s 1  servant, and said, “Tell me all the great things which Elisha has done.” 8:5 While Gehazi 2  was telling the king how Elisha 3  had brought the dead back to life, the woman whose son he had brought back to life came to ask the king for her house and field. 4  Gehazi said, “My master, O king, this is the very woman and this is her son whom Elisha brought back to life!”

1 tn Heb “man of God’s.”

2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Gehazi) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Elisha) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “and look, the woman whose son he had brought back to life was crying out to the king for her house and her field.”

sn The legal background of the situation is uncertain. For a discussion of possibilities, see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 87-88.



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