Birth: (not stated)
"Death": 2 Kings 2 - one of 2 people taken up to Heaven alive

Father and Mother: (not named)

Links open with New International Version (NIV) verses.
Unless otherwise stated, links applicable in both King James & NIV.

1 Kings 17; 18; 19; 21
2 Kings 1; 2; 3; 9; 10

2 Chronicles 21:12 - Elijah's letter to Jehoram, king of Judah
Malachi 4:5 - foreshadowing of the transfiguration

1 Kings 17 says Elijah was from Tishbe in Gilead. Elijah was a prophet during Ahab's time as king of Israel who raised a widow's son from the dead in Zarephath, Sidon during a drought. Elijah and Obadiah survived the slaughter of God's prophets by Jezebel, Ahab's wife. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah challenged the false prophets of Baal and won against them on Mount Carmel. He ended the famine in Samaria by praying for rain, then fled for his life to Judah from Jezebel. In 1 Kings 19, God sent Elijah to Damascus (Syria) to anoint Hazael as king of Aram. Jehu was appointed king of Israel and Elisha was set as successor to Elijah.

There was another person named Elijah whose father was Harim in Ezra 10:21. Because this reference was during the return of the Israelites from Babylon, this is NOT the same person.

John the Baptist compared to Elijah - Matthew 11:14; Luke 1:17
Jesus compared to Elijah - Mark 6:15; Luke 9:8
Jesus asks the disciples who they think he is - Matthew 16:14; Mark 8:28; Luke 9:19
References to Elijah during the crucifixion - Matthew 27:47, 49; Mark 15:34-35
Elijah present in the transfiguration - Matthew 17:3-4, 10-12; Mark 9:4-5, 11-13; Luke 9:30, 33

Luke 4:25-26; John 1:21, 25; Romans 11:2; James 5:17

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