2 Raja-raja 13:14-21Konteks
13:14 Now Elisha had a terminal illness. 1 King Joash of Israel went down to visit him. 2 He wept before him and said, “My father, my father! The chariot 3 and horsemen of Israel!” 4 13:15 Elisha told him, “Take a bow and some arrows,” and he did so. 5 13:16 Then Elisha 6 told the king of Israel, “Aim the bow.” 7 He did so, 8 and Elisha placed his hands on the king’s hands. 13:17 Elisha 9 said, “Open the east window,” and he did so. 10 Elisha said, “Shoot!” and
he did so. 11 Elisha 12 said, “This arrow symbolizes the victory the Lord will give you over Syria. 13 You will annihilate Syria in Aphek!” 14 13:18 Then Elisha 15 said, “Take the arrows,” and he did so. 16 He told the king of Israel, “Strike the ground!” He struck the ground three times and stopped. 13:19 The prophet 17 got angry at him and said, “If you had struck the ground five or six times, you would have annihilated Syria! 18 But now, you will defeat Syria only three times.”
13:20 Elisha died and was buried. 19 Moabite raiding parties invaded 20 the land at the beginning of the year. 21 13:21 One day some men 22 were burying a man when they spotted 23 a raiding party. So they threw the dead man 24 into Elisha’s tomb. When the body 25 touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man 26 came to life and stood on his feet.
[13:20] 21 tc The MT reading בָּא שָׁנָה (ba’ shanah), “it came, year,” should probably be emended to בְּבָּא הַשָּׁנָה (bÿba’ hashanah), “at the coming [i.e., ‘beginning’] of the year.” See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 148.
[13:21] 26 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the dead man) has been specified in the translation for clarity. Otherwise the reader might think it was Elisha rather than the unnamed dead man who came back to life.