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The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:08:17 PM »

2Ki 6:1-7
[1]  And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
[2]  Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.
[3]  And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
[4]  So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.
[5]  But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.
[6]  And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
[7]  Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.

Does anyone know the point or spiritual signification of this story? Why did Elisha went to great lengths to return a borrowed item?
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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 09:53:45 PM »
That's a tough one. Don't know.

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 12:28:04 PM »
Does anyone know the point or spiritual signification of this story? Why did Elisha went to great lengths to return a borrowed item?

Erik, I am writing a FAQ on this subject, I'll be happy to send you the draft if you want it. It's not for publication, but you can have it for your personal use and understanding if you want.

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 12:52:44 PM »
Does anyone know the point or spiritual signification of this story? Why did Elisha went to great lengths to return a borrowed item?

Erik, I am writing a FAQ on this subject, I'll be happy to send you the draft if you want it. It's not for publication, but you can have it for your personal use and understanding if you want.

Hello Tony,

Please may I also request a copy ... if possible ..?

Thanking you in advance

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 03:23:09 PM »

Me Three!  :Question_:

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 03:36:19 PM »
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Erik, I am writing a FAQ on this subject, I'll be happy to send you the draft if you want it. It's not for publication, but you can have it for your personal use and understanding if you want.[\quote]
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[/size]Good afternoon, Tony.  That would be fine. If I get it, I will review and let you my feedback. Blessings.
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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 10:42:05 PM »
I have often wondered about that, so I would like a look at that too, if possible.

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 02:24:06 AM »
 :ditto:

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 04:38:03 AM »
I don't see any great mystery. The returning of the axe head simply shows that God cares about his prophets. It shows that when they are frustrated in their work, he will be their help and also take care of their economic problems. That's why he returned the prophet's axe head so that he could continue building.

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 07:02:02 AM »
 :idonotagree: Nothing's that simple with God's miracles James  :BibleRead:

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 11:10:16 AM »

I don't think he should just give it to his select friends, he should release it to everyone to check out, or to no one.  :(
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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 11:47:40 AM »

I don't think he should just give it to his select friends, he should release it to everyone to check out, or to no one.  :(

Hello Rose,

Please take care to read the reply Tony gave to Erik again ... he offers to Erik a *draft.*  As you may or may not know, any draft is always subject to change prior to publishing but I believe he offered this to Erik since it was his enquiry and secondly, based on his advanced understanding of scripture, Erik would not overtly critisize any fault he might find in the incomplete document, rather, he would maturely bring any error / question to the attention of Tony for correction.  Unfortunately, there are those on this forum who lack basic courtesy and online etiquette ...c'est la vie ...

There can be little doubt that the full article will be available at a later date for publishing.  We might all be better off exercising a little patience, myself included  :)

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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 02:00:03 PM »
 :Goodpoint:
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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 03:14:12 PM »
Hello all,
   I have spent some time on it today and finished enough of it to release it publicly (I may edit some of it later). I'll go over it again and will post the link before the end of the day. Thanks for your patience.


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Re: The Floating Ax - 2nd Kings 6:1-7
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2017, 03:53:51 PM »

The Miracle of Elisha and the Floating Axe Head

http://www.mountain-retreat.org/faq/miracle-of-elisha-and-the-floating-axe-head.html

I concentrated on those 7 verses, all criticisms welcomed.

 


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