How is Elisha pronounced in the Bible?
Also Douay Bible, El·i·se·us [el-i-see-uhs]. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century b.c., the successor of Elijah. 2 Kings 3–9. a male given name.
Is Elisha a boy or girl name?
Elisha as a girl’s name (also used as a boy’s name), is related to the Old German name Alicia. The meaning of Elisha is “noble”.
How do you say Elijah and Elisha?
eh-LYE-zhuh? A lot of this applies to Elisha* as well (i.e., ee-LYE-shuh, ih-LYE-shuh, uh-LYE-shuh as variants).
How is Elijah pronounced in Hebrew?
Elijah (/ɪˈlaɪdʒə/ ih-LY-jə; Hebrew: אֵלִיָּהוּ, ʾĒlīyyāhū, meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”) or Greek form Elias (/ɪˈlaɪəs/ ih-LY-əs) was, according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab (9th century BCE).
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