According to Jewish tradition the prophet Elijah lived in a cave on Mt. Carmel during the 9th century, in the reign of King Ahab. The story of Elijah is told in the Book of Kings is where he is described as a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab in the 9th century BCE. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah defended the worship of God over Baal who was worshiped by the Canaanites.
Elijah performed many miracles including reviving the dead, bringing fire down from the sky, and it is said that he went to Heaven without dying. Elisha the prophet was a disciple of Elijah and a devoted follower. He took over the mantle as the spiritual leader of his time. The Book of Malachi prophesies Elijah’s return before the coming of the mashiach.
In Judaism, Elijah’s name is mentioned at the weekly Havdalah service that marks the end of Shabbat. His name mentioned at the Seder and the brit milah. There are numerous stories and references in rabbinic literature, including the Babylonian Talmud to Elijah.