Elijah’s Altar
The altar Elijah built for Jehovah that was burned up by fire from the Lord.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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 New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
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
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ELIJAH (Hebrew, “the Lord is God”) A ninth-century b.c. prophet who was active in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reigns of Ahab and Ahaziah. The account of his prophetic ministry is found in 1 Kgs 17–19, 21 and 2 Kgs 1–2. Elijah was a great and determined defender of the worship of the Lord
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Elijah (Gk. form, ‘Elias’) (9th cent. bc). Traditionally held to be the greatest Hebrew prophet, and certainly a forerunner of the classical prophets (Amos, Isaiah, etc.). He maintained the ascendancy of the worship of Yahweh in the face of Canaanite and Phoenician cults (1 Kgs. 18) and upheld the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eli´jah (my God is Jehovah) has been well entitled “the grandest and the most romantic character that Israel ever produced.” “Elijah the Tishbite, … of the inhabitants of Gilead” is literally all that is given us to know of his parentage and locality. Of his appearance as he “stood before” Ahab (b.c.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ELI´JAH (e-līʹja; “my God is Jehovah”). The prophet Elijah came from Tishbeh in Gilead, a district that shared deeply in the miseries of the kingdom of the ten tribes. Nothing is known concerning his family or birth.The better to understand his history, let us briefly consider the condition of affairs
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
ElijahElijah (ee-līʹjuh), an Israelite prophet in the times of kings Ahab and Ahaziah, during the first half of the ninth century b.c. Elijah is the protagonist of four stories in the book of Kings.The Four Stories: In the first story, 1 Kings 16:29-19:18, Elijah declared a drought to punish the
Bible Characters, Volume 3 (Ahithophel–Nehemiah)
LVIElijahTHE prophet Elijah towers up like a mountain in Gilead above all the other prophets. There is a solitary grandeur about Elijah that is all his own. There is a mystery and an unearthliness about Elijah that is all his own. There is a volcanic suddenness, and a volcanic violence, indeed, about
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