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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Jewish prophet, born at Tishbe, in Gilead, near the desert; prophesied in the reign of Ahab, king of Israel, in the 10th century B.C.; revealed himself as the deadly enemy of the worship of Baal, 400 of whose priests he is said to have slain with his own hand; his zeal provoked persecution at the hands of the king and his consort Jezebel, but the Lord protected him, and he was translated from the earth in a chariot of fire, "went up by a whirlwind into heaven." See Prophets, The .
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Elijah'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/elijah.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.