What does Elijah mean?

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ɪˈlaɪ dʒəEli·jah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Elijah(noun)

    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)


  1. Elijah(ProperNoun)

    An Israelite prophet from the Old Testament

    Etymology: אליהו.

  2. Elijah(ProperNoun)

    An Israelite prophet in the Abrahamic religions

    Etymology: From Hebrew אליהו‎ ( Eliyahu , " My God is Yahweh") . Confer with Joel.

  3. Elijah(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    "That's wonderful! What's his name?"

    Etymology: From Hebrew אליהו‎ ( Eliyahu , " My God is Yahweh") . Confer with Joel.


  1. Elijah

    Elijah or Elias was a famous prophet and a wonder-worker in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Ahab, according to the Biblical Books of Kings as well as the Qur'an. According to the Books of Kings, Elijah defended the worship of Yahweh over that of the Phoenician god Baal; he raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and was taken up in a whirlwind. In the Book of Malachi, Elijah's return is prophesied "before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord," making him a harbinger of the Messiah and the eschaton in various faiths that revere the Hebrew Bible. Derivative references to Elijah appear in the Talmud, Mishnah, the New Testament and the Qur'an. In Judaism, Elijah's name is invoked at the weekly Havdalah ritual that marks the end of Shabbat, and Elijah is invoked in other Jewish customs, among them the Passover seder and the Brit milah. He appears in numerous stories and references in the Haggadah and rabbinic literature, including the Babylonian Talmud.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Elijah

    a Jewish prophet, born at Tishbe, in Gilead, near the desert; prophesied in the reign of Ahab, king of Israel, in the 10th century B.C.; revealed himself as the deadly enemy of the worship of Baal, 400 of whose priests he is said to have slain with his own hand; his zeal provoked persecution at the hands of the king and his consort Jezebel, but the Lord protected him, and he was translated from the earth in a chariot of fire, "went up by a whirlwind into heaven." See Prophets, The.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elijah in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elijah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Elijah in a Sentence

  1. Republican Rep. Mark Meadows:

    No one works harder for Rick Santorum district than Elijah, rick Santorum's passionate about the people Rick Santorum represents, and no, Elijah is not a racist. I'm friends with both President Donald Trump and Chairman Cummings. I know them both well and neither is a racist.

  2. Chairman Cummings:

    Elijah Cummings'll have a chance to tell The Democrats ' side of the story, and we'll have a chance to question The Democrats '. The American people deserve that, we don't want to do anything to interfere with the Special Counsel Mueller investigation.

  3. President Trump:

    Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has been Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, shouting and screaming at the great men women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.

  4. Mari Newman:

    If the grand jury in Elijah McClain’s case doesn’t indict the officers and medics responsible for killing him, it will be because the attorney general’s office did not want charges to be brought.

  5. Via Nancy DAlesandro Pelosi:

    To see the president demean a great leader like Elijah Cummingsshows his own insecurity and his own lack of understanding about what progress really is.

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