Elijah was a prophet of God who tried to turn the people of Israel away from the false god called Baal and back to the Lord during the reign of King Ahab. God performed many miracles through Elijah, including a miraculous sacrifice on Mt. Carmel that proved to the Israelite people that the Lord is the only true God. At the end of Elijah’s time here on earth God brought Elijah to heaven on a chariot of fire, making him one of only two people in the history of the world to go to heaven without dying (Enoch being the other – Genesis 5:24).
Served as a prophet during the 9th century (800s) BC