Elijah Timeline

Elijah Timeline in Biblical History

~900 BC Elijah is born in Tishbe, Gilead.
874 BC Ahab becomes king of Israel. – 1 Kings 16:29
873 BC King Ahab builds an altar in the temple of Baal. – 1 Kings 16:32
870 BC Elijah warns King Ahab that God will send a drought that will last for several years, as punishment for worshiping Baal. – 1 Kings 17:1
  God instructs Elijah to hide near the brook Cherith, where the ravens would feed him. – 1 Kings 17:2-6
869 BC God instructs Elijah to go to a widow in Sidon. – 1 Kings 17:9-11
  Elijah brings back to life the widow’s dead son. – 1 Kings 17:17-23
  God instructs Elijah to talk to King Ahab. – 1 Kings 18:1
867 BC Elijah meets Obadiah on the way, and tells of appearing before King Ahab. – 1 Kings 18:7-8
  Obadiah tells King Ahab about Elijah, and King Ahab prepares for the meeting. – 1 Kings 18:16
  Elijah challenges King Ahab and Baal’s prophets to show the people who the real god is. – 1 Kings 18:19
  The people on Mount Carmel recognize the true God after Baal’s prophets fail and the Lord sends down fire from heaven which consumes the sacrificial bull. – 1 Kings 18:36-39
  Elijah orders the people to execute the prophets of Baal at Brook Kishon. – 1 Kings 18:40
  Elijah asks God for heavy rains to end the drought. – 1 Kings 18:41-45
  Elijah runs away to escape Jezebel’s vengeance. – 1 Kings 19:1-3
  God asks Elijah why he was hiding in a cave. – 1 Kings 19:9
  God instructs Elijah to anoint Hazael, who is to be king of Syria. – 1 Kings 19:15
  God tells Elijah to anoint Jehu, who is to be king of Israel, and Elisha who is to replace Elijah as prophet. – 1 Kings 19:16
865 BC Elijah anoints Elisha by placing his cloak on him. – 1 Kings 19:21
862 BC God prophesies King Ahab’s death and tells Elijah to deliver the prophecy to the king. – 1 Kings 21:17-19
  Elijah prophesies Jezebel’s death, that she will be devoured by dogs by the wall of Jezreel. – 1 Kings 21:23
  God postpones King Ahab’s death due to his humility. – 1 Kings 21:28-29
851 BC After his death, dogs lick Ahab’s blood at the spot where dogs had licked Naboth’s blood, exactly as God told Elijah. – 1 Kings 22:32-38
  Ahab’s son, Ahaziah, becomes king of Israel. – 1 Kings 22:51
  Elijah sends a message about Ahaziah dying in bed because he sought Baal-Zebub regarding his injury. – 2 Kings 1:4
  Ahaziah sends his soldiers to kill Elijah. – 2 Kings 1:9
  The angel of the Lord tells Elijah to tell Ahaziah that he will die in bed because he sent messengers to consult Baal-Zebub. – 2 Kings 1:15
  Elijah tells the king that the Lord sees him dying in bed because he sought to consult Baal-Zebub. – 2 Kings 1:16
849 BC Ahaziah dies exactly as God has told Elijah. – 2 Kings 1:17
  Jehoram becomes king of Israel. – 2 Kings 1:17
  A fiery chariot drawn by fiery horses appears, and a whirlwind takes Elijah to heaven. – 2 Kings 2:11