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The name is composed of the word אלי (eli, "my God") and the letters יהו (the name of God).
Elijah the Tishbite was a prophet in Israel in the time of King Ahab.
"And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word." 1 Kings 17, 1