a person of Shunem (1 Kings 1:3; 2 Kings 4:12). The Syr. and Arab. read "Sulamite."
But the shunammite was to be rewarded in a very unexpected way.
She is simply designated the shunammite, after the name of her city.
The little chamber built by the shunammite for Elisha was probably of this description.
As soon as the shunammite came to Elisha, she fell at his feet and embraced them.
Only one other circumstance is mentioned in the history of the shunammite.
It was at noon, upon the knees of his mother, that the son of the shunammite lady died.
The little son of the shunammite was probably so smitten as he watched his father at work with the reapers.
Among other stories Gehazi was telling him that of the shunammite, and how Elisha had given life to her dead son.
The shunammite, however, was well provided for; she had nothing to complain of, and nothing to request.