Elisha's Prayer : O Lord, Open Their Eyes.

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Thomas Arthur Boogaart


My study of the biblical narratives during the past fifteen years has led me to appreciate their theological profundity. The people of Israel produced theologians of the stature of a Barth, a van Ruler, or a Flannery O'Connor. We just do not know their names. They worked anonymously, not viewing their insight as personal achievement, but as a gift of God for the community. The task of biblical theologians is to comprehend what they were saying. This article's focus is 2 Kings 6:8-23, a biblical narrative in which the prayers of Elisha play a central role. After explaining my method of reading the narrative I will analyze the text, and then summarize what it says about prayer.

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Boogaart, T. A. (1999). Elisha’s Prayer : O Lord, Open Their Eyes. Reformed Review, 53(2), 128-144. Retrieved from https://repository.westernsem.edu/pkp/index.php/rr/article/view/1397
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.; Bible. Old Testament -- Study and teaching; Power (Christian theology)