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1900. Excerpt: ... JEHU Elijah had been commanded by God to anoint
new kings for Israel and Syria. The prophetic anointing would be a
sign that these kings were chosen by God. Elijah left this task to
be performed by Elisha. In the reign of Jehoram, king of Israel,
the Israelites were holding the city of Ramoth-gilead, east of
Jordan, against the Syrians of Damascus. Jehoram had been wounded
in battle, and had gone home to Jezreel to be nursed, leaving his
general, Jehu the son of Nimshi, in command of the army. At this
time, Elisha called one of his followers--the Hebrew name for them
was "sons of the prophets "--members of the guild or order of
prophets, and bade him take a vial of oil, and go to Ramoth-gilead
and anoint Jehu to be king over Israel. So the young prophet,
Elisha's messenger, came to Ramoth-gilead, and went into the room
where the generals of the army were assembled, and said, "General,
I have an errand to you." Jehu said, "To which of us all?" He
answered, "To you, General." Jehu went with him into the house, and
when they were alone, the prophet poured the oil upon Jehu's head,
and said to him, "Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, I have
anointed you king over Jehovah's people, Israel. You shall put all
the family of Ahab to death, to avenge the blood of My servants the
prophets, and all My servants, whom Jezebel slew." Then he opened
the door and fled, and Jehu came out to the other generals, and one
of them said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to
you?" Jehu answered, "Surely you knew who the man was, and what he
came for." But they said, " We know nothing about it; tell us now."
Jehu told them that the prophet had anointed him king over Israel.
Then all the generals forthwith laid their robes on the top of the
steps as a carpet of ...
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