Elijah

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

Eli·jah

noun \i-ˈlī-jə\

Definition of ELIJAH

:  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

Origin of ELIJAH

Hebrew Ēlīyāh
First Known Use: 1587

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Elijah

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(flourished 9th century BC) Hebrew prophet. The Bible related that he denounced foreign cults and defeated 450 prophets of Baal in a contest on Mount Carmel. In doing so, he earned the enmity of King Ahab and his consort, Jezebel, who forced him to flee into the wilderness. Later he was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind, leaving behind his successor, Elisha. His insistence that only the God of Israel is entitled to the name of divinity expresses a fully conscious monotheism. He is also recognized as a prophet in Islam.

Variants of ELIJAH

Elijah or Elias Hebrew Eliyyahu

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Elijah's chair
Previous Word in the Dictionary: eligible paper
All Words Near: Elijah

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Elijah? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).