The king helps the Shunammite woman and her son (2 Kings 8:4-8:6)

“Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying. ‘Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done.’ While he was telling the king how Elisha had restored a dead person to life, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and her land. Gehazi said. ‘My lord king, here is the woman. Here is her son whom Elisha restored to life.’ When the king questioned the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying. ‘Restore all that was hers, together with all the revenue of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.”

Once again, the unnamed king consults with Elisha’s servant who had been struck with leprosy. Perhaps this happened before the later incident or he had a mild form of leprosy. Anyway, the king called in Gehazi to find out what Elisha had done for her. He would have been familiar with Elisha since he had a minor dispute with him during the famine. However, this is after the famine has ended. While the king and Gehazi were talking, the Shunammite woman showed up to appeal her land claim. After the king questioned her, he decided to have all her land restored, including the revenue during the last 7 years. So I think we have come to the end of the story about the Shunammite woman and her son.

 

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