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Scriptsאֱלִישַׁע Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.i-LIE-shə English

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
VariantsElishua Biblical Elishua Biblical Hebrew
Other Languages & CulturesElisaie Biblical Greek Eliseus Biblical Latin Eliseo Italian Elisie Macedonian Eliseo Spanish
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actresses, biblical, prophets
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute