2243. Ēlias
Lexical Summary
Ēlias: Elijah, an Israelite prophet
Original Word: Ἠλίας
Transliteration: Ēlias
Phonetic Spelling: (hay-lee'-as)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: Elijah, an Israelite prophet
Meaning: Elijah -- an Israelite prophet
Strong's Concordance

Of Hebrew origin ('Eliyah); Helias (i.e. Elijah), an Israelite -- Elias.

see HEBREW 'Eliyah

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2243: Ἠλιάς

Ἠλιάς ((so Rst elz G; WH Ἠλείας cf. WHs Appendix, p. 155; Tdf. Proleg., p. 84 and see εἰ, , but) L Tr Ἡλιάς, Tdf. Ἡλείας (on the breathing in manuscripts see Tdf. Proleg., p. 107; WH. Introductory § 408; current edd, are not uniform)), ἡλίου (Buttmann, 17 (16), 8; but once (viz. Luke 1:17 T Tr marginal reading WH) Ἠλίᾳ), (אֵלִיָּה or אֵלִיָּהוּ i. e. either 'strength of Jehovah' or 'my God is Jehovah'), Elijah, a prophet born at Thisbe (but see B. D. under the word, also under the word ), 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 (1 Kings 17-19; 2 Kings 2:6ff; 2 Chronicles 21:12; Malachi 4:4 (); Sir. 48:1, 4, 12 (cf. Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, Appendix viii.)): Matthew 11:14; Matthew 16:14; Matthew 17:3f, 10-12; Matthew 27:47, 49; Mark 6:15; Mark 8:28; Mark 9:4; Mark 9:11-13; Mark 15:35; Luke 1:17; Luke 4:25; Luke 9:8, 19, 30, 33, 54 (R G L); John 1:21, 25; James 5:17; ἐν Ἠλίᾳ, in the narrative concerning Elijah, Romans 11:2 (see ἐν, I. 1 d.).


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