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Elijah (ancestor of Judith)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A miracle-worker and prophet during the reigns of Ahab and Ahaziah, kings of Israel (ninth century bc); known for his opposition to Baal worship and his ascent into heaven. Elijah is an important figure in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elijah the Prophet
Elijah the Prophet A miracle-worker and prophet during the reigns of Ahab and Ahaziah, kings of Israel (ninth century bc); known for his opposition to Baal worship and his ascent into heaven. Elijah is an important figure in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions.
Elijah the Prophet, Critical Issues
Elijah Cycle Overviews the themes and significance of the Elijah Cycle (1 Kgs 17–19; 21; 2 Kgs 1–2)—Elijah’s role, activities, and conflicts with the kings of Israel and the prophets of Baal.
Elijah, Ancestor of Judith
Elijah, Ancestor of Judith (Ἠλειού, Ēleiou). Son of Hilkiah and father of Ahitub (Judith 8:1). Listed in the book of Judith as an ancestor of the book’s heroine, Judith.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elijah (Person)
ELIJAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾēlı̂yâ (אֵלִיָּה)]. Four persons in the Hebrew Bible bear this name. Three of these persons appear in postexilic lists (see #2–4 below). The most famous “Elijah” was the prophet who was active in N Israel around the middle of the 9th century b.c.e. (see #1 below).1. The stories
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliah
Eliah. kjv form of the name Elijah in 1 Chronicles 8:27 and Ezra 10:26.See Elijah # 2, 4.
Elias
Elias. kjv rendering of the prophet Elijah’s name in the NT.See Elijah # 1.
Elijah
Elijah. 1. Ninth-century bc prophet of Israel. Elijah’s name means “my God is the Lord”—appropriate for a stalwart opponent of Baal worship. The Scriptures give no information regarding his family background except that he was a Tishbite who probably came from the land of Gilead on the east bank of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elijah (ancestor of Judith)
5. [Gk. Ēlion] (Jth. 8:1); AV ELIHU; NEB ELIAS. An ancestor of Judith.J. H. Stek
Elijah
Elijah [Heb. ʾēlîyāhû or ʾēlîyâ (Mal. 4:5 [MT 3:23])—‘my God is Yah(weh)’; Gk. Ēleias]; AV ELIAS (NT).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eliah
ELIAH* kjv form of the name Elijah in 1 Chronicles 8:27 and Ezra 10:26. See Elijah #2, #4.
Elias
ELIAS* kjv rendering of the prophet Elijah’s name in the NT. See Elijah #1.
Elijah
ELIJAH1. Ninth-century bc prophet of Israel. Elijah’s name means “my God is the Lord”—appropriate for a stalwart opponent of Baal worship. The Scriptures give no information regarding his family background except that he was a Tishbite who probably came from the land of Gilead on the east bank of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elijah
Elijah (i-li´juh, Heb., “my God is the Lord”), an Israelite prophet in the time of kings Ahab and Ahaziah, during the first half of the ninth century bce. Elijah is the protagonist of four stories in the book of Kings. The stories (often called “the Elijah cycle”) are thought to have circulated separately
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eliah
ELIAH. A variant form of Elijah (q.v.).1. One of the “heads of the fathers” of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:27–28)2. A son of Elam, a priest, and one who had taken a foreign wife (Ezr 10:26).
Elijah
Elijah and the widow’s son. Stained glass, early sixteenth century Flemish. MMELIJAH1. Elijah the prophet, whose name means “Yahweh is God,” was active during the reigns of Ahab and Ahaziah in the northern kingdom (c. 875–850 b.c.). The account of his ministry begins in 1 Kgs 17 and concludes with
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elijah
ELIJAH. The 9th-century prophet of Israel. His name appears in the Heb. OT as ’ēlîyyâhû and ’ēlîyyâ, in the Gk. OT as Ēleiou, and in the NT as Ēleias. The name means ‘Yah is El’ or ‘Yahweh is God’.Apart from the reference to Elijah in 1 Ki. 17:1 as ‘the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead’, no information
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahitub
Ahitub (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂ṭûḇ; Gk. Achitōb)1. One of the two sons of Phinehas and grandson of Eli; the father of Ahijah (1 Sam. 14:3) and Ahimelech (22:9).2. The son of Amariah and father of Zadok the priest (2 Sam. 8:17; 1 Chr. 6:7–8 [MT 5:33–34]; cf. 1 Esdr. 8:2; 2 Esdr. 1:1); grandfather of Zadok (1
Elijah
Elijah (Heb. ʾēlɩ̂yāhû)A fiercely Yahwist prophet in the tradition of Moses. The Elijah cycle (1 Kgs. 17–19, 21; 2 Kgs. 1:1–2:18) is a collection of legends which circulated and were preserved within the prophetic community of which Elijah (“Yahweh is my God”) was a part, before being incorporated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Elijah
Elijah [ĭ līˊjə] (Heb. ˒elîyāhû, ˒ēlîyâ “my God is Yahweh”; Gk. Ēleias).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Elijah
ELIJAH אליהו‎, אליה‎, Ἠλ(ε)ίαςI. Elijah = “Yahweh is God” (cf. 1 Kgs 18:36, 37) is the name (surname?) of an Israelite prophet (9th century bce), and occurs 68 times in the OT (62x in 1 Kgs-2Kgs 2), 29 times in the NT and further in 1 Macc 2:58; Sir 48:1, 4, 12. On account of his ascension (2 Kgs 2:11)
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Elijah and Elisha
Elijah and elishaElijah and Elisha were two great prophets (see Prophets and Prophecy) of Israel*. The memory of their ministries and miraculous activity led to the expectation that the period of the end would bring a rebirth of their divinely inspired labor. Each of these figures can be examined with
See also
Relatives
Hilkiah Father
Eliab Grandfather
Raphain Grandson