When the son of a Shunammite woman died, she asked her husband to send a servant and a donkey to the prophet Elisha. Her husband replied,“Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? It is neither new moon, nor sabbath” (2 Kings 4:23). His reply suggested that it was customary for Israelites in Old Testament times to visit the prophets on Sabbath, perhaps to participate in worship services or to study, hear, and learn the Word of God. In this story, the woman goes to the prophet Elisha, and after returning with her to her home, he raised the dead boy to life.