one: The Jews say that this was Jonah, the prophet, the son of Amittai.
the children: 2Ki 4:1, 2Ki 6:1-3
Gird up thy loins: As the upper garments of the Orientals were long and flowing, it was indispensably necessary to tuck up the skirts with a girdle about their loins, in order to use any expedition in their work or on a journey. 2Ki 4:29; 1Ki 18:46; Jer 1:17; Luk 12:35-37; 1Pe 1:13
box of oil: 1Sa 10:1, 1Sa 16:1; 1Ki 1:39
Ramothgilead: 2Ki 8:28-29; Deu 4:1, Deu 4:3; 1Ki 22:4, 1Ki 22:20