2 Kings 1-2 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "Ahaziah (Cepheus) fell down through a lattice in his upper (orange radius) chamber" (1:2) in 852 B.C. till "he sent (Gemini) messengers" to "inquire of (Cetus) Baalzebub" (1:2) is perhaps 50° minutes. Elijah (Auriga) met them 352° minutes later (1:3), and they (Gemini) returned to the king (1:5-8) perhaps 8° hours after that. Later, "a captain (Perseus) of fifty with his fifty" (50°) spoke to Elijah (Auriga) sitting on a (Milky Way) hill. Three captains in three days or three revolutions. Two captains were (reddish orange radius) burned up in a (solar) fireball. The third was humble. Later "Elijah went with Elisha" (2:1) from Gilgal to Bethel (7.44 miles -- sun in Orion to moon in Gemini) to Jericho (11.57 miles -- sun in Orion) and to Jordan (5.92 miles -- Milky Way) for a total of 24.93 miles if it is a straight shot as the crow flies. From when "fifty (degree) men of the sons of the prophets" (lunar eyeballs) watched (2:7) and "they two (Gemini) stood by the (Milky Way) Jordan" (2:7) till "Elijah (Orion) took his (lunar black) mantle" and "smote the (Milky Way) waters, and they were divided" (2:8) is 352° seconds. Then Elisha (Orion) asked for a "double portion" (solar and lunar) of the spirit to be upon him. Then a "chariot of fire" (Auriga with sun wheel) appeared and "Elijah (Auriga) went up by a (Milky Way) whirlwind into heaven" (2:11). Then Elisha (Orion) "smote the waters" with Elijah's (black lunar) mantle and they parted (2:13-14). Then "fifty strong men" (50°) sought Elijah for three days or three revolutions after Elisha was made (reddish-orange radius) "ashamed" (2:17) for discouraging a search. Then "forty-two youths" (42°) were torn by two (black lunar) she-bears after they insulted his (solar) bald head. Notice their long white (lunar) claws. Notice the bloody red slash and claw marks.
2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.
2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
3 But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
4 Now therefore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?
6 And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
7 And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?
8 And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
9 Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down.
10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.
12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
13 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.
14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.
15 And the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.
16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
17 So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
2:1 And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.
3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.
17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
18 And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?
19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.
20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
1. Elijah rebuked Israel (including her leaders) for the worship of Baal, urging Israel to turn from idolatry to follow the God of Israel (1 Kings 18:21) Jesus also rebuked the religious leaders for misleading the people and for having an outward righteousness while their hearts were far from God (Matthew 23:1-39).
2. Elijah multiplied oil and meal for a starving widow and her son when she was willing to share her portion (1 Kings 17:14). Jesus multiplied food (loaves and fishes) for crowds who had come to hear him when a boy was willing to share his portion (John 6:1-15).
3. Elisha asked to receive a double portion of Elijah's spirit—seemingly double portion of miracles—and Elijah promised it would be so if Elisha remained with him and saw him as he was taken (2 Kings 2:10). Jesus' disciples also did greater works than He did (John 14:12).
4. Elijah was taken by a chariot of fire, then caught up to heaven in a whirlwind while his protégé, Elisha, watched. (2 Kings 2:11). Jesus ascended to heaven in the clouds as his disciples watched (Acts 1:9-11).
5. Elijah raised a widow's son from the dead after lying on him three times (1 Kings 17:21-22). Jesus raised the widow's son at Nain (Luke 7:11-17), Jairus' daughter (Matthew 9:18-26), and Lazarus (John 11:1-44) -- three people.
6. Elijah prophesied rain would cease for years (1 Kings 17:1) and then finally prophesied when the rain would come (1 Kings 18:41-45). He controlled the forces of nature. Jesus calmed the storm (Mark 4:35-41) and controlled the forces of nature.
7. Elijah fled from Jezebel and King Ahab, into the wilderness, to a place prepared of God, where he was miraculously nourished (1 Kings 17:5-9). Elijah was "three years and six months” in the wilderness, and during that time there was no rain and a great famine was in the land (James. 5:17; 1 Kings 17:7; 18:2). After the three and a half years, 1260 days, when Elijah returned from the wilderness, the errors of Jezebel's priests were manifested, the true God was honored, and copious rains followed (1 Kings 18: 41-45). The king and the people at first rejoiced, and Elijah and his God were honored; but the spirit of Jezebel was unchanged. She still sought Elijah's life, and he was again compelled to flee into the wilderness (l Kings 18:40, 45, 46; 19:1-4). Elijah's career ended by his being taken from the earth. 7. Jesus fled from King Herod but he would "confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven’ year period. In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering" (Dan. 9:27) indicating a "three years and six months" ministry to a spiritually-starving earth. The pharisees were exposed. Christ was then taken from the earth and gave his Holy Spirit (former and latter rain).
8. Elijah was a preacher of righteousness who called the people to repent. He was rejected by all, and a man of sorrows. His preaching of righteousness and calling the people to repentance led to his being despised by the King of Israel. Even though the King despised him, he was feared by the king. Jesus also was a preacher of righteousness, who called the covenant people to repentance. He was a man of sorrows and was despised and rejected of men, and by the Herod the King and yet the king also feared Him.
9. Elijah was forty days without food in desert (1 Ki. 19:8) and Jesus was forty days without food in the desert (Matt. 4:1-2)
10. Elijah's prayers got results (James 5:16-18) and Jesus prayers got results (John 11:42)
11. There are three "Elijah"s mentioned in Scripture. The first Elijah is mentioned in 1 Kings 17-19 & 2 Kings 1-2. The second and third Elijahs are mentioned by Jesus. But Jesus replied, “Elijah truly shall come first and shall restore all things (Elijah #3). But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM, but have DONE TO HIM EVERYTHING THEY WISHED. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.” (Elijah #2) (Matthew 17:10-13). In other words, both Elijah and Jesus were not recognized and both were mistreated. They "MOCKED, SCOURGED and CRUCIFIED" our Lord (Matt. 20:19). "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world KNEW HIM NOT " (John 1:10). He was, is and will be -- just like the three Elijahs.