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about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also
reference to where Jezebel is mentioned in the Holy
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Jezebel?
The definition and outline of Jezebel is as follows: According to
the Old Testament she was the Phoenician
princess who was the wicked wife of Ahab who was king of Israel.
A cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship
of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel.
Jezebel Bible Story
Biography, Facts and
Information about Jezebel
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provides a concise biography with facts and information about Jezebel:
Chaste, the daughter of Ethbaal, the king of the Zidonians, and the
wife of Ahab, the king of Israel (1 Kings
16:31). This was the "first time that a king of Israel had
allied himself by marriage with a heathen princess; and the alliance
was in this case of a peculiarly disastrous kind. Jezebel has
stamped her name on history as the representative of all that is
designing, crafty, malicious, revengeful, and cruel.
She is the
first great instigator of persecution against the saints of God.
Guided by no principle, restrained by no fear of either God or man,
passionate in her attachment to her heathen worship, she spared no
pains to maintain idolatry around her in all its splendour. Four
hundred and fifty prophets ministered under her care to Baal,
besides four hundred prophets of the groves [RSV, 'prophets of the Asherah'], which ate at her table (1 Kings
18:19). The idolatry, too, was of the most debased and sensual
Her conduct was in many respects very disastrous to the
kingdom both of Israel and Judah (21:1-29).
At length she came to an untimely end. As Jehu rode into the gates
of Jezreel, she looked out at the window of the palace, and said,
"Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?" He looked up and called to
her chamberlains, who instantly threw her from the window, so that
she was dashed in pieces on the street, and his horses trod her
under their feet. She was immediately consumed by the dogs of the
street (2 Kings
9:7-37), according to the word of Elijah the Tishbite (1 Kings
We have selected Jezebel as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline
of this famous woman.
Much of the information is taken from
the classic reference books including
Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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