Famous Guest Appearance: Elijah appears as a vagrant in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick. He reprimands the characters Ishmael and Queequeg for sailing with Ahab, the tyrannical and cruel captain of the whaling ship Pequod.
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  • Elijah

    Zealous Critic of the King


    Biblical Buzz:
    The prophet Malachi says that Elijah will reappear on earth as a sign of the coming of the Messiah, and he will make peace between “parents and their children and between children and their parents…” (Malachi 3:23 – 24).

    Favorite Song:
    “Eliyahu Hanavi.”

    Preferred Mode of Travel:
    Fiery chariots with fiery horses fueled by whirlwinds.

    Favorite Quotation:

    In response to Ahab’s bullying, the prophet said: “I did not bring trouble on Israel; it was caused by your abandonment of Adonai’s mitzvot and your pursuit of foreign gods.”(I Kings 18:18).

    Major Contribution:
    Elijah was the conscience of Israel. He kept the king in check, ensuring the role of future prophets as the conscience of the people.


    • Born in the ninth century BCE, Elijah was from Gilead, a mountainous region in the northern kingdom of Israel
    • Hebrew Name: Eliyahu, meaning “my God is Adonai.”
    • Archenemies: King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of Israel.

    Groups I Belong To

    Ki Tisa (H), Pinhas (H), Vayehi (H)