Elijah

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /ɨˈlaɪd͡ʒə/, /ɨˈlaɪʒə/

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Elijah

  1. (religion) An Israelite prophet in the Abrahamic religions
    • Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD; And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
  2. A male given name.
    • 2005 Valerie Paradiz: Elijah's Cup ISBN 184310802X page 102:
      "That's wonderful! What's his name?"
      "Elijah."
      "Wow! A heavy-duty prophet's name!"
      "Yeah, and he's certainly living up to it."

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