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Jezebel – Wicked Queen of Israel.

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Jezebel

Jezebel, The Heathen Queen

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Profile of Jezebel, Enemy of the True God.

No woman in the Bible is more identified with wickedness and treachery than Jezebel, wife of King Ahab and persecutor of the prophets of God.Her name, which means “chaste” or “where is the prince,” became so associated with evil that even today women who are deceitful are called a “Jezebel.” Her story is told in the books of 1 Kings and2 Kings.Earlier in Israel’s history,King Solomon had entered many alliances with neighboring countries by marrying their princesses. Ahab did not learn from that mistake, which led Solomon into idolatry. Instead, Ahab married Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal, king of Sidon, and she too took him down the path of Baal worship. Baal was the most popular Canaanite god.

Ahab built an altar and temple to Baal in Samaria, and a…

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