Why Did Elisha Die from Sickness
2 Kings 13:14: “Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness, whereof he died.”
I’m perplexed by this Torah passage. Elisha asked and received a double portion of Eliyahu’s spirit. Eliyahu never tasted physical death and Elisha was endowed with his mentor’s quickening power. He possessed supernatural abilities in a finite world. Why then would illness cause his demise?
According to 2 Kings 13:21, a corpse touched Elisha’s bones and was restored to life. How then could Elisha succumb to sickness with chayah (Chet~Yud~Hei) infusing his bones, joints and marrow?