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Jezebel
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Princess of Phoenicia, Queen of Israel

Jezebel

(jĕz`əbĕl), in the First Book of Kings, Phoenician princess who was the wife of King Ahab and the mother of Ahaziah, Jehoram, and Athaliah. She encouraged worship of Baal, including the worship of AsherahAsherah
or Asheroth
, Canaanite fertility goddess and the wooden cult symbol that represented her. She is the consort of El in the Ugaritic texts. Several passages in the Bible may refer to the planting of a tree as a symbol of Asherah, or the setting up of a wooden
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 and persecuted the prophets of her day. Jezebel was the bitter foe of ElijahElijah
or Elias
[both: Heb.,=Yahweh is God], fl. c.875 B.C., Hebrew prophet in the reign of King Ahab. He is one of the outstanding figures of the Bible. Elijah's mission was to destroy the worship of foreign gods and to restore exclusive loyalty to God.
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. Elijah's prophecy of Jezebel's doom was fulfilled when Jehu triumphed over the house of Ahab. In Revelation, her name is applied to a false prophetess of Thyatira. A Jezebel in common usage is a wicked woman.

Jezebel

Phoenician princess; enemy of the prophets; name is a byword for wicked woman. [O.T.: I Kings 16:21, 31; II Kings 9:1–10, 30–37]

Jezebel

urged husband, Ahab, to evildoing. [O.T.: I Kings 21:25]

Jezebel

Old Testament the wife of Ahab, king of Israel: she fostered the worship of Baal and tried to destroy the prophets of Israel (I Kings 18:4--13); she was killed by Jehu (II Kings 9:29--37)
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