Elijah’s Letter
A letter Elijah sent to King Jehoram predicting judgment upon his sinful reign.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joram (Person)
JORAM (PERSON) [Heb yôrām (יֹורָם)]. Var. JEHORAM. 1. King of Judah, son and successor of Jehoshaphat. The years of his reign are variously reckoned as (852) 847–845 b.c.e. (Begrich 1929; and Jepsen 1979), (853) 848–841 b.c.e. (Thiele 1965), or 850–843 b.c.e. (Andersen 1969).Information concerning
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
IV. Jehoram’s Death
2. [Gk. Iōram (Mt. 1:8)]. King of Judah, and son of Jehoshaphat (2 K. 8:16–24; 2 Ch. 21). He began to rule ca 849 b.c. and reigned eight years. It is not easy to reconcile the synchronism of 2 K. 1:17 with that of 8:16, but it may be that Jehoram of Judah was co-regent with his father Jehoshaphat for
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
Jehoram (ji-hor´uhm; Heb., “the Lord is exalted”), also Joram, the name of two contemporary kings in Judah and Israel who were also brothers-in-law.1 The king of Judah ca. 849–843/2 bce, son and successor of Jehoshaphat, and husband of the Omride princess Athaliah. According to the account in 2 Chron.
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
Jehoram (Heb. yĕhôrām) (also JORAM)1. The son of Ahab who succeeded his brother Ahaziah as king of the northern kingdom of Israel and reigned from 849 to 842 b.c.e. (2 Kgs. 1:17; 3:1). Jehoram is criticized for his religious practices, but is credited with removing a pillar of Baal (2 Kgs. 3:2).
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
JEHORAM (Hebrew, “the Lord is exalted”; see also Joram) The fifth king of Judah from 848 to 841 b.c., the son and successor of Jehoshaphat (1 Kgs 22:50; 2 Kgs 8:16–24; 2 Chr 21). Jehoram married Athaliah, daughter of King Ahab of Israel and the sister of King Joram of Israel. As Judah was itself a vassal
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
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