One of the former prophets, he came from Tishbe in Gilead. His name means "Yahweh is my God." He ministered in the northern kingdom during the reign of Ahab, King of Israel (ca. 873-850 BCE). He is known, among other things, for raising back to life the only son of a widow of Sarephath of Sidon, and for defeating the prophets of Ba'al in a God-calling contest. He chose Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah, as his disciple and successor.
Elijah: great Jewish Prophet who was a previous incarnation of John the Baptist, who ascended.
One of the most eminent of Old Testament prophets. It was commonly believed by the Jews that he would reappear in some fashion to announce the coming of the Messiah.
The Israelite prophet who was taken up into heaven in a chariot of fire (II Kings 2:11). He later embodied as John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus' mission (Matthew 17:10-13). Elijah was a rare exception of a man who ascended and then reembodied in physical form. After his lifetime as John the Baptist, he returned to the ascended state.
Biblical figure who, at Passover, is believed to make an appearance at every Jewish family's seder table.
The prophet who will come to announce the arrival of the Messiah and the Age of Peace.
a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)
An Israelite prophet during the reign of Ahab; he defeated the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel and was taken to heaven in a fire storm. See Chapter 9.
Elijah was a prophet in Israel in the 8th and 9th century BC. He appears in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament and the Qur'an. According to the Hebrew Bible, Elijah raised the dead, miraculously demonstrated that Yahweh (and not Baal) is God, and was taken into heaven on a whirlwind.
Elijah is an oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1846 for the Birmingham Festival. It depicts various events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings in the Old Testament.