In the Bible, the prophet Elisha took up the mantle of his mentor Elijah and ended King Ahab’s rule over ancient Israel.


The prophet Elisha took up the mantle (an expression coined in his Bible stories) from his mentor Elijah. Elisha was also a passionate supporter of the ancient Israeli religions, which were strictly monotheistic. He continued Elijah's work against the ruling dynasty of Omri, overthrowing King Ahab and replacing him with Jehu. Elisha's stories can be found in both books of Kings.

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