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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    two resting-places, a little village in the tribe of Issachar,
    to the north of Jezreel and south of Mount Gilboa (Josh. 19:18),
    where the Philistines encamped when they came against Saul (1
    Sam. 28:4), and where Elisha was hospitably entertained by a
    rich woman of the place. On the sudden death of this woman's son
    she hastened to Carmel, 20 miles distant across the plain, to
    tell Elisha, and to bring him with her to Shunem. There, in the
    "prophet's chamber," the dead child lay; and Elisha entering it,
    shut the door and prayed earnestly: and the boy was restored to
    life (2 Kings 4:8-37). This woman afterwards retired during the
    famine to the low land of the Philistines; and on returning a
    few years afterwards, found her house and fields in the
    possession of a stranger. She appealed to the king at Samaria,
    and had them in a somewhat remarkable manner restored to her
    (comp. 2 Kings 8:1-6).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Shunem, their change; their sleep