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Elijah

[ih-lahy-juh] /ɪˈlaɪ dʒə/
noun
1.
a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c. I Kings 17; II Kings 2.
2.
a male given name.
Origin of Elijah
From the Hebrew word ēliyyāh literally, my God is Yahweh
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Elijah

/ɪˈlaɪdʒə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc, who was persecuted for denouncing Ahab and Jezebel. (I Kings 17–21: 21; II Kings 1–2:18)
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Word Origin and History for Elijah

name of the great Old Testament prophet, from Hebrew Elijjah, literally "the Lord is God." The Greek form is Elias.

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Elijah [(i-leye-juh)]

A prophet of the Old Testament, who opposed the worship of idols and incurred the wrath of Jezebel, the queen of Israel, who tried to kill him. He was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire.

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