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Author: Ron Graham


Facts About Elijah
—A simple list

The Prophet Elijah

  • The acts of Elijah are found in (1Kings 17-22, 2Kings 1-2).
  • A prophet in Israel after the kingdom divided.
  • Named Elias in the King James New Testament.
  • A “Tishbite” (thought to mean that he came from Tishbeh in Gilead).
  • Contemporary with the kings of Judah named Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram.
  • Contemporary with the kings of Israel named Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram.
  • Dealt with Israel's king Ahab and his wife Jezebel.
  • Exposed and killed the prophets of Baal.
  • Meets with God on Horeb (Mount Sinai).
  • Called upon Elisha to follow him.
  • Brought death upon Ahaziah king of Israel (2Kings 1).
  • And upon Jehoram king of Judah (2Chronicles 21).
  • Like Enoch of old, Elijah did not die as men normally do, but was taken by God into heaven.
  • Taken up into heaven in a whirlwind.
  • Elijah experienced and performed many miracles.
  • Paul uses him as an illustration (Romans 11:1-5).
  • James does too (James 5:16-18).
  • John the baptizer likened to him (Malachi 4:5, Matthew 11:12-14, Luke 1:17).
  • Appeared when Jesus was transfigured (Matthew 17).


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