In the Bible, Jezebel is depicted as the incarnate of feminine evil. She was
born in 9th century BC, the Phoenician daughter of King Ethbaal who reigned
over the city-states of Canaan, Tyre, and Carthage. As a young woman, her father
and King Omri of Israel arranged her marriage to Ahab, Omri's son.
Sealed by Jezebel
1 Kings 21:8 So she (Jezebel)
wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them
with his seal, and sent the letters unto the
elders and to the nobles that were in his city,
dwelling with Naboth.
The Seal of Jezebel - (pictured on the left) Israel Museum
Ahab and King Jehu - Shalmaneser Monolith Inscriptions
Many fascinating finds have been made in
the world of archaeology concerning King Ahab and
the events surrounding his life. First of all,
Ahab is mentioned in Assyrian records. In an inscription
that accounts a battle known as Qarqar, between
Ahab and his enemy King Shalmaneser III of Assyria,
Shalmaneser records the size of Ahab's army that
fought against him.
From Anciet Near East Texts Volume I - ANET
"Foot soldiers of Ahab, the Israelite"
"I received the tribute of the inhabitants of Tyre, Sidon, and of Jehu,
son of Omri"
King Jehu is also named on Shalmaneser's
2 Kings 9:22 And
it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu,
that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he
answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms
of thy mother Jezebel and
her witchcrafts are so many?
King Ahab's father Omri is listed on the Moabite
1 Kings 21:8 So
she (Jezebel) wrote letters in Ahab's
name, and sealed them with his seal,
the letters unto the elders and to
the nobles that were in his city,
16:29 And in the thirty and eighth
year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab
the son of Omri to
reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri
reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty
and two years.
1 Kings 21:25 But
there was none like unto Ahab,
which did sell himself to work wickedness in
the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his
wife stirred up.
The Similarity in the
Deaths of Domitian & Jezebel - Rome & Babylon
The Harlot of
Revelation and The Origins of Rome