"There Is Death In The Pot"

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Last Updated on May 24, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 156

Context: Of Elisha, the outstanding prophet of the Lord during the reign of Jehoram (852-843 B.C.) in Israel (the northern country resulting from the division of the Hebrew kingdom), many miraculous stories are recorded: resurrecting a dead lad, healing King Naaman of leprosy, and numerous other superhuman deeds. It is told that Elisha goes to Gilgal during a famine and orders his servant to prepare pottage for those assembled. The stew, which inadvertantly contains poisonous gourds, is ready:

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So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof.
But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.

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