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Jezebel: (d. 706 BCE) A Zidonite princess, wife of King Ahab. Induced the Israelites to worship Baal, supported the prophets of Baal, and killed hundreds of true prophets. When her husband wished to acquire a particular vineyard, Jezebel had its owner, Naboth, stoned. During Jehu's revolt, she was defenestrated, trampled, and her flesh was consumed by dogs.
Her tenure as queen of Israel is equated with that of Queen Vashti of Persia, who was renowned for her ruthless and hedonistic lifestyle.
Jehu Anointed, Joram's End, Jezebel's End
Ahab Covets Naboth's Vineyard, Jezebel's Crime, Elijah's Admonition
A biblical history of the Jews
After the death of Solomon, ten of the twelve tribes refuse to accept his son Rehoboam as their king. Jeroboam leads a revolt, and establishes his capital in Shechem. The kingdom then splits off into two entities, Israel in the north and Judah in the sout...
Elijah's Challenge, The Contest, Divine Revelation, End of the Famine, Elijah's Flight, G-d's Message on Mt. Horeb, Elijah's Successor
Joram's Evil Reign, Joram's Punishment
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