Elijah

noun
Eli·​jah | \ i-ˈlī-jə How to pronounce Elijah (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Elijah

1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Elijah

Hebrew Ēlīyāh

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“Elijah.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elijah. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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