Elisha (, Greek: ) is a Biblical prophet. In Latin, (and in English to some Catholics) he is known as Eliseus; however, the standard English form of the name has been "Elisha," at least since the introduction of the King James Version of the Bible. He is also a prophet in Islam under the name Al-Yasa. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod as a prophet on June 14, as well as on the Eastern Orthodox, Byzantine Rite Eastern Catholic liturgical calendars, and the Carmelite religious order's calendar of saints.
Elisha was the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah; he became the attendant and disciple of Elijah (1 Kings 19:16-19), and Horeb, that Elisha, the son of Shaphat, had been selected by God as his successor in the prophetic office, Elijah set out to make known the Divine will. On his way from Sinai to Damascus, Elijah found Elisha "one of them that were ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen". Elisha delayed only long enough