noun Etymology: Hebrew Ēlīyāh Date: 1587 a Hebrew prophet of the ninth century B.C. who according to the account in I Kings championed the worship of Jehovah as against Baal

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  • ELIJAH — (Heb. אֵלִיָּהוּ, also אֵלִיָּה), Israelite prophet active in Israel in the reigns of ahab and Ahaziah (ninth century B.C.E.). In the opinion of some scholars, the designation the Tishbite of the inhabitants of Gilead (I Kings 17:1) supports the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Elijah — ist der Name eines biblischen Propheten, siehe Elija der Name eines schweizerischen Reggaemusikers, siehe Elijah (Musiker) Elijah ist der Vorname folgender weiterer Personen: Elija b. Loeb Fulda (ca. 1650–1720), jüdischer Gelehrter Elijah Blue… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elijah — • Old Testament prophet Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Elijah     Elijah     † Catholic E …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Elijah — m Biblical: name (meaning ‘Yahweh is God’) of an Israelite prophet whose exploits are recounted in the First and Second Book of Kings. Elijah s victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel played an important part in maintaining the Jewish… …   First names dictionary

  • Elijah — name of the great O.T. prophet, from Heb. Elijjah, lit. the Lord is God. The Greek form is Elias …   Etymology dictionary

  • Elijah — [ē lī′jə, ilī′jə] n. [Heb eliyahu, lit., Jehovah is God] 1. a masculine name: dim. Lige; var. Elias, Ellis, Eliot 2. Bible a prophet of Israel in the 9th century B.C.: 1 Kings 17 19; 2 Kings 2:1 11 …   English World dictionary

  • Elijah — This article is about the prophet in the Hebrew Bible. For other uses, see Elijah (disambiguation). Prophet Elijah Elijah reviving the Son of the Widow of Zarephath by Louis Hersent Prophet, Apostle to Ah …   Wikipedia

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  • Elijah — /i luy jeuh/, n. 1. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C. I Kings 17; II Kings 2. 2. a male given name. [ < Heb eliyyah lit., my God is Yahweh] * * * I or Elias Hebrew Eliyyahu flourished 9th century BC Hebrew prophet. The Bible related that… …   Universalium

  • Elijah —    Whose God is Jehovah.    1) The Tishbite, the Elias of the New Testament, is suddenly introduced to our notice in 1 Kings 17:1 as delivering a message from the Lord to Ahab. There is mention made of a town called Thisbe, south of Kadesh, but… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Elijah — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Elijah est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Prénom et patronyme 2 P …   Wikipédia en Français

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