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[ih-lahy-juh] /ɪˈlaɪ dʒə/
a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c. I Kings 17; II Kings 2.
a male given name.
Origin of Elijah
From the Hebrew word ēliyyāh literally, my God is Yahweh Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nathan and David, Elijah and Ahab, have become universal types.

    Comparative Religion J. Estlin Carpenter
  • So Elijah Lowry started a song, and the rest joined in the chorus.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • Chariot of Elijah, fiery chariot, carry my words that they may fall like thunder into the hearts of men.

    Jeremiah Stefan Zweig
  • It is taken from the name of the holy prophet Elye, (Elijah) of old time.

    A Forgotten Hero Emily Sarah Holt
  • Elisabeth gasped as Elisha might have gasped when Elijah's mantle fell upon him.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
British Dictionary definitions for Elijah


(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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Elijah in Culture
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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