2 Iyyar 5777
28 April 2017
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LSJS
London School of Jewish Studies
Elisha

In-depth Tanach: Elisha (8-10pm)

  • Subject: Tanach
  • Start date: 2 May
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Day(s): Tuesday
  • Start time: 8:00 pm
  • End time: 10:00 pm

The peasant who became a prophet

Plucked from obscurity, Elisha is not the most obvious choice to succeed the great prophet Eliyahu, yet he performs miracles at least as wondrous as those of his mentor. He forges his own path and develops a very different style of spiritual leadership. Elisha helps both the poor and the powerful and is beloved by the people which makes his betrayal by those closest to him even more surprising.

Using both traditional and modern commentaries, we will attempt to reveal the man behind the stories in the second Book of Kings and explore the challenges he faced.

2 May
Transition

9 May
War and poverty

16 May
The Shunamite woman and her son

23 May
International fame

30 May
Half term

6 June
Famine

13 Jun
The fall of the house of Ahab

20/27 June
No class

4 July
Epilogue

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