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A servant of the prophet Elisha, who was active during the reign of the Israelite king Jehoram (852–841 bc).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gehazi. Servant of Elisha (2 Kgs 5:25) who instructed the prophet how best to recompense the generous Shunammite woman for her kindness to him (4:25–31). Gehazi took Elisha’s staff to use in reviving the woman’s dead son, but he was unsuccessful, and the prophet himself had to revive the child (4:32–37).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gehazi gə-hāʹzī [Heb. gêḥazî—‘valley of vision’]. The confidential servant of Elisha. Various words are used to denote his relation to his master. He is generally called Elisha’s “boy” (Heb. naʿar), servant, or personal attendant; he calls himself (2 K. 5:25) his master’s servant or slave (Heb.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GEHAZI Servant of Elisha (2 Kgs 5:25) who instructed the prophet how best to recompense the generous Shunammite woman for her kindness to him (4:11–17). Gehazi took Elisha’s staff to use in reviving the woman’s dead son, but he was unsuccessful (v 31), and the prophet himself had to revive the child
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gehazi (gi-hay´zi; Heb., “valley of vision”), the servant or younger associate of Elisha the prophet. In the story of the wealthy Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:8–37), Gehazi is portrayed as Elisha’s faithful messenger and perhaps overzealous protector (4:27). Some time later Gehazi is in conversation with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GEHAZI. The servant or youth (Heb. na‘ar) of Elisha. He is referred to by name on three occasions (2 Kgs 4:12 ff.; 5:20; 8:4) and may be the unnamed servant in 2 Kgs 4:43 and 6:15.It was Gehazi who suggested to Elisha that the Shunammite’s hospitality should be rewarded with the promise of a son, and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GEHAZI. The servant of Elisha. He may be the unnamed ‘servitor’ of 2 Ki. 4:43 and the ‘servant’ of 2 Ki. 6:15, but he is specifically named on only three occasions.In 2 Ki. 4 he suggests to Elisha that the Shunammite should be rewarded with the promise of a son, and later takes Elisha’s staff and lays
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gehazi (Heb. gêḥăzɩ̂)The servant of the prophet Elisha (2 Kgs. 4:12–36). Elisha resides with a Shunammite woman in a roof chamber built for him. When Elisha is unsure how to repay this kindness, Gehazi reveals that the woman has no son and that her husband is old. The servant’s hint to Elisha allows
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gehazi [gə hāˊzĭ] (Heb. gêḥazî “valley of vision”).The servant of the prophet ElishaGehazi suggested to his master that the barren Shunammite woman’s hospitality to them might be rewarded by the birth of a son, and the woman did indeed conceive (2 Kgs. 4:11–17). Although he later rebuffed the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GEHAZI The servant of the prophet Elisha (2 Kgs 4:12–36; 5:20–27; 8:4–6). In the account of the wealthy Shunammite woman (2 Kgs 4:8–37), Gehazi was given the prophet’s rod to restore her son, but the effort failed. Later, after Elisha cured Naaman the Syrian of leprosy, Gehazi took two talents from Naaman,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Geha´zi (valley of vision), the servant or boy of Elisha. He was sent as the prophet’s messenger on two occasions to the good Shunammite, 2 Kings 4 (b.c. 889–887); obtained fraudulently money and garments from Naaman, was miraculously smitten with incurable leprosy, and was dismissed from the prophet’s