Putting our Lives at Risk :-) to Discover Birthplace & Tomb of Elisha

by Steve Ray on February 25, 2017

IMG_8578 Today my wife and I traveled through the Palestinian West Bank discovering the birthplace and the tomb of the Prophet Elisha.

We are scouting and preparing for our next Footprints of God DVD on Elijah-Elisha. Hope you enjoy the video of our adventures today.

Do you remember the story in 2 Kings 13:21 where a dead man was thrown into a shallow grave and his body touch the bones of the light show the prophet? As soon as the corpse touched the bones it came back to life. Elisha did miracles during his life and even in his death (Sirach 48:13-14).

We found the tomb in Sebaste Samaria that was even mentioned by Saint Jerome in the late 300s. Miracles took place here according to his account. Eventually the bones were moved to Alexandria Egypt and then out to St. Macarius Monastery.

Tomorrow morning we leave for Egypt to discover the final resting place of the bones of John the Baptist and Elisha. I  will post a video of that too so you can join and share our adventures.

I just love being the Catholic adventurer, the Indiana Jones of the Catholic Church and the Crocodile Hunter for the Faith :-)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tona February 26, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Thank you, Steve, Janet, your faithful guide, and the crew, for all you do to show us these incredible places.

Annette Collins February 26, 2017 at 9:02 AM

We are LOVING to travel with you (virtually)! And certainly count on our prayers! Stay safe with Jesus all of you! —Annette and Stuart

Tom Govern February 26, 2017 at 10:48 PM

I experienced your relentless method, God bless and be careful.

STEVE RAY HERE: Tom, it was great being with you and Israel and sharing Jordan with you as well. I wish you could’ve come with us to Egypt to :-) you’re a good friend and you’re fun to have a long!

Bill Moran March 6, 2017 at 8:10 PM

Amazing as always Steve! Can’t wait to join you again.

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