- a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c. I Kings 17; II Kings 2.
- a male given name.
- Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc, who was persecuted for denouncing Ahab and Jezebel. (I Kings 17–21: 21; II Kings 1–2:18)
name of the great Old Testament prophet, from Hebrew Elijjah, literally “the Lord is God.” The Greek form is Elias.