Definitions for "Elijah"
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.