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a prophet recorded in the books of Kings known for performing miracles and challenging the priests of Ba'al to a contest on Mount Carmel. The Tanakh does not record his death but reports that he ascended into heaven.

Elijah (Hebrew: Eliyahu) prophesied during the reign of King Ahab in the northern kingdom of Israel. King Ahab, under the influence of Queen Jezebel, was hostile to Elijah.

According to the book of , Elijah will be a harbinger of the messiah. Elijah's appointed successor was .

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