This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Jezebel. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Jezebel is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
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
The following info 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 kind."
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 21:19).
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".
Jezebel - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
We hope that this Jezebel article from our Women of the Bible Study section will provide useful information and ideas for those following a Bible Study plan. This article about Jezebel, together with other tools, activities, aids and materials and are designed to be used by an individual or a Christian Bible study group. This biography of Jezebel may prove useful as the basis for fun Sunday School lessons for Christian children and kids other topics will prove a useful asset to teens, youth or adults taking a Bible Study course or Biblical degree. All information on this Jezebel page is free to be used as an educational Christian Bible Study resource.