I have often wondered if God deliberately intended for the miracles of Elisha to be a preview of the miracles our Savior would perform, as a way of verification of Jesus Deity.
- Elisha brought the dead son of the Shunammite back to life in 2 Kings 4:33 thru 35.
- Jesus brought the daughter of a certain ruler back to life in Matthew 9:24 and 25, and also Lazarus in John 11:43.
Both were preceded by a prayer.
- Elisha turned a small amount of oil into an abundance in 2 Kings 4:1-7.
- Jesus turned water into wine in John 2:1-10.
- Elisha turned poison stew into good stew to feed a hungry group in 2 Kings 4:38-41, and fed a hundred men with twenty barley loaves and a few ears of corn in 2 Kings 4:42 and 43.
- Jesus fed 4,000 with a few fishes and loaves in Matthew 14:15-20, and 5,000 in Luke 16 and 17.
- Elisha cured Naaman of Leprosy in 2 Kings 5:1-14.
- Jesus cured 10 lepers in Luke 17:11-19.
- Elisha made an iron axe head float in 2 Kings 6:5-7.
- Jesus made himself and Peter to walk on water in John 6:19 and 20, and in Matthew 14:25-29.
It seems to me that these miracles are too uncommonly alike to be merely coincidental. Have any prominent theologians or teachers made the same connection?