And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee
for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho;
to the school of the prophets there, to strengthen, encourage, and advise them:
and he said, as the lord liveth,
&c; using the same form of oath as before:
so they came to Jericho;
together, which, as the above writer says F9, was four miles from Bethel.