Elijah

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E·li·jah

 (ĭ-lī′jə) Ninth century bc.
Hebrew prophet who sought to abolish idolatry and restore justice. According to the Bible, he did not die but was carried skyward in a chariot of fire.

Elijah

(ɪˈlaɪdʒə)
n
(Bible) 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)

E•li•jah

(ɪˈlaɪ dʒə)

n.
a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C. I Kings 17; II Kings 2.
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Noun1.Elijah - a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idolsElijah - 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)
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The Bible does not tell directly how long Elisha ben Shaphat served as a disciple to Elijah the Tishbite.
Elijah the Tishbite, a successful merchant who communicated with his beloved dead wife, funded Matthias's elaborate wardrobe and refined tastes, such as the custom-made silverware engraved with the Lion of Judah and inscribed, "The Kingdom is at hand.
Four hundred years after the time of Moses, Elijah the Tishbite (mid-ninth-century BCE) serves as the greatest religious leader and prophet of his generation, often patterning his acts on the deeds of Moses.