2 Kings 4:32, The First Artificial Respiration

When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. 

//Elisha is about to raise a boy from the dead.

I died once. Nearly. As a child, perhaps about the age of this young fella, I got a little too brave in a private pool before I could swim. I passed out in the water, and woke up beside the pool, gasping. Someone apparently knew how to put breath back in me.

Here’s what happened to the boy in Elisha’s day:

Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy’s body grew warm. Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. 

Has Elisha discovered artificial respiration?

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