They justify their claim through synchronization with the projected timeline of King Ethbaal
of Tyre and Sidon (father of Jezebel).
Not content to follow the sins of Jeroboam, son of Nebat, he took as wife Jezebel, daughter of King Ethbaal
of the Phoenicians, and he went and served Baal and worshiped him.
Utilizing research by Susan Ackerman and others, which explores the role of gevira or queen mother in Israel and Judah, she has the protagonist capitalize upon familial connections with Phoenicia (as the daughter of Ethbaal
, king of Tyre) and Judah (as the mother of Atalyah, who married a Judaean king and then ruled independently for a brief period of time).
(2.) Josephus equates this drought with the one that the Hellenistic historian Menander found recorded in the archives of Tyre: "Now Menander mentions this drought in his account of the acts of Ethbaal
, King of the Tyrians, where he says thus: Under him there was a want of rain from the month Hyperberetmus till the month Hyperberetmus of the year following; but when he made supplications, there came great thunderings" (Antiquities, VIII:18:2).
Not content to follow the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, he took as wife Jezebel daughter of King Ethbaal
of the Phoenicians, and he went and served Baal and worshipped him....