from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Elijah Ninth century B.C. 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.
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- proper n. An Israelite prophet in the Abrahamic religions
- proper n. A male given name.
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- n. 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)
Hebrew אליהו (Eliyahu, "Yahweh is God"). (Wiktionary)