- a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c. I Kings 17; II Kings 2.
- a male given name.
Origin of Elijah
Examples from the Web for elijah
Correction: An earlier version of this article said John Lewis attended the event, not Elijah Cummings.Capitol Hill's Black Staffers Walk Out to Say ‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot!’
December 11, 2014
The Eliyahu Hanabi Synagogue, built to honor the prophet Elijah, had existed at least since medieval times.
It was said to have been built atop the cave where Elijah hid from his persecutors.
Was it when she sort of had sex with Elijah and kept it a secret from Hannah?Is Marnie From ‘Girls’ the Worst Character on TV?
February 21, 2014
There are a lot of parts of Elijah, however, that Rannells, now 35, gets completely.Andrew Rannells Is Back On ‘Girls.’ You’ll Want to Give Him a Hug.
February 13, 2014
Elijah Lovejoy, an Illinois abolition editor, was killed by a mob.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
Think of Elijah in his prayer, first for fire, and then for rain.The Ministry of Intercession
And grandmother, and Poppy, and little Enoch and Elijah were left behind.Poppy's Presents
Mrs O. F. Walton
The beaker of wine for the prophet Elijah stood as naïvely expectant as ever.Dreamers of the Ghetto
He will be instantly translated, like Elijah, into the Positive Absolute.The Book of the Damned
- 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)
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.