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Subject: Re: Jezebel and Isabel
Author: Anneza   (guest)
Date: June 18, 2002 at 1:33:13 AM
Reply to: Jezebel and Isabel by Magda
Nope. The Bel or Baal which forms the end of Jezebel was the name of a Middle Eastern god who was known, unremarkably, as the Lord! But Isabel is spanish for Elizabeth, and the part of that name that means God or Lord is the first syllable, the El bit. The Beth at the end, that became Bel, means House, so it's something like House of the Lord or Place Consecrated to the Lord.

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