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Evidence for the infamous biblical queen
 
10/20/2020
 

The Jezebel Seal

Evidence for the infamous biblical queen

BY CHRISTOPHER EAMES

She’s known as one of the truly wicked women of the Bible: Jezebel, the Phoenician wife of Israel’s King Ahab; the pagan power behind the throne; a queen who ordered the death of the Prophet Elijah; a woman who murdered a landowner in order to enlarge Ahab’s private garden; a "whore" who met her prophesied demise after she was thrown from a window and her dead body was eaten by dogs; a royal whose infamous name became synonymous in the New Testament with a pagan, globe-girdling religion.

Archaeology has proved King Ahab to be a historical figure (thanks to the discovery of the Kurkh Monolith). But what about Jezebel?

 
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