- Elijah, the prophet.
- Ἡλείας (Rec. Ἡλίας; L Tr., Ἡίας; T, Ἡλείας; cf. WH, App., 155, Intr., § 408), -ου (-α, Luk.1:17, WH), ὁ (Heb. אֵלִיָּה,),
Elijah (; ἐν Ἠ., in the portion concerning E., Rom.11:2.†
Refs3Ki.17:1-24, al.): Mat.11:14 16:14 17:3-4, 10-12 27:47, 49, Mrk.6:15 8:28 9:4-5, 11-13 15:35-36 Luk.1:17 4:25-26 9:8, 19 9:30, 33 9:54, Jhn.1:21, 25, Jas.5:17
1) a prophet born at Thisbe, the unflinching champion of the theocracy in the reigns of the idolatrous kings Ahab and Ahaziah. He was taken up to heaven without dying, whence the Jews expected he would return just before the advent of the Messiah, whom he would prepare the minds of the Israelites to receive.Literal: Elijah = "my God is Jehovah"
Of Hebrew origin [H452]; Helias (that is, Elijah), an Israelite
KJV Usage: Elias.