A-Z: General definitions: Jezebel


In the Old Testament Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab, and was reponsible with him for the death of Naboth who was killed so that they could gain his vineyard (1 Kings 21:1-25). She was reknowned for painting her face and adorning herself to taunt King Jehu (2 Kings 9:30-37). A reference to Jezebel in the New Testament book of Revelation associates the name with immorality (Revelation 2:20). See also Naboth's Vineyard.

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