New Life in Shunem

New Life in Shunem

Elijah and Elisha – 10 Like Samuel before him, Elisha seems to have moved around the land of Israel in a circuit, ensuring that God’s message was available to as many as possible. On these journeys he passed through Shunem on several occasions. Shunem was a town in the north of the land, in the territory of the tribe of Issachar. A Home from Home There was a woman living there who was obviously hospitable, persuading Elisha and his servant Gehazi to stay with her, and eat a meal with her. She is described as ‘notable’ or ‘wealthy’, and probably provided with Elisha with a more comfortable place to stay than some of the other homes he would visit. After one of the visits, the woman suggested to her husband that they should build a room especially for Elisha to stay in. They would build it on the flat roof