Elijah

The origin of the name Elijah is Hebrew

 

This is how Elijah is written in Hebrew:

אֵלִיָּה‘Eliyah

 

The biblical meaning of the name Elijah is:

“God the Lord, the strong Lord”

“God of Jehovah”

“my God is Jehovah”

 

In The Bible:

Elijah was:

  1. The Tishbite, a Gileadite and prophet

 

The name אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) appears in the bible in the following verses:

1 Kings 17:1 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

1 Kings 17:13 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

1 Kings 17:15 KJV
And she went and did according to the saying of אֵלִיָּה (Elijah): and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.

1 Kings 17:16 KJV
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by אֵלִיָּה (Elijah).

1 Kings 17:18 KJV
And she said unto אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

1 Kings 17:22 KJV
And the LORD heard the voice of אֵלִיָּה (Elijah); and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

1 Kings 17:23 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said, See, thy son liveth.

1 Kings 17:24 KJV
And the woman said to אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.

1 Kings 18:1 KJV
And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to אֵלִיָּה (אֵלִיָּה (Elijah)) in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

1 Kings 18:2 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (אֵלִיָּה (Elijah)) went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.

1 Kings 18:7 KJV
And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord אֵלִיָּה (Elijah)?

1 Kings 18:8 KJV
And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) is here.

1 Kings 18:11 KJV
And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) is here.

1 Kings 18:14 KJV
And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) is here: and he shall slay me.

1 Kings 18:15 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to day.

1 Kings 18:16 KJV
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet אֵלִיָּה (Elijah).

1 Kings 18:17 KJV
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

1 Kings 18:21 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

1 Kings 18:22 KJV
Then said אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

1 Kings 18:25 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

1 Kings 18:27 KJV
And it came to pass at noon, that אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

1 Kings 18:30 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.

1 Kings 18:31 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

1 Kings 18:36 KJV
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

1 Kings 18:40 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

1 Kings 18:41 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

1 Kings 18:42 KJV
So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,

1 Kings 18:46 KJV
And the hand of the LORD was on אֵלִיָּה (Elijah); and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

1 Kings 19:1 KJV
And Ahab told Jezebel all that אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

1 Kings 19:2 KJV
Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

1 Kings 19:9 KJV
And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, אֵלִיָּה (Elijah)?

1 Kings 19:13 KJV
And it was so, when אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, אֵלִיָּה (Elijah)?

1 Kings 19:19 KJV
So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

1 Kings 19:20 KJV
And he left the oxen, and ran after אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

1 Kings 19:21 KJV
And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), and ministered unto him.

1 Kings 21:17 KJV
And the word of the LORD came to אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) the Tishbite, saying,

1 Kings 21:20 KJV
And Ahab said to אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

1 Kings 21:28 KJV
And the word of the LORD came to אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) the Tishbite, saying,

2 Kings 1:3 KJV
But the angel of the LORD said to אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

2 Kings 1:4 KJV
Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) departed.

2 Kings 1:8 KJV
And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) the Tishbite.

2 Kings 1:10 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

2 Kings 1:12 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

2 Kings 1:13 KJV
And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.

2 Kings 1:15 KJV
And the angel of the LORD said unto אֵלִיָּה (Elijah), Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

2 Kings 1:17 KJV
So he died according to the word of the LORD which אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

2 Kings 2:1 KJV
And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) into heaven by a whirlwind, that אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) went with Elisha from Gilgal.

2 Kings 2:2 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

2 Kings 2:4 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

2 Kings 2:6 KJV
And אֵלִיָּה (Elijah) said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul livetill not leave thee. And they two went on.