was a Hebrew prophet
and a wonder-worker
who is venerated in Judaism
, and Islam
. According to the Books of Kings
, he was anointed the successor of Elijah
and served as the "prophet in Israel" for more than six decades. During this time, many miracles were attributed to him.
Shown here is The Miracle at the Grave of Elisha, an oil painting on panel which was completed by the Dutch painter Jan Nagel in 1596. It depicts part of the Biblical account of Elisha, a miracle that occurred after his death. Following 2 Kings 13:21, the painting shows a dead man who was "revived, and stood up on his feet" after touching Elisha's interred bones.Painting: Jan Nagel