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Gender Feminine
Usage Biblical
Scripts אִיזֶבֶל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JEHZ-ə-behl(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל ('Izevel), which probably means "where is the prince?", a ritual question spoken in ceremonies honouring Baal. Alternatively, it may mean "not exalted". In the Old Testament Jezebel is the evil wife of Ahab, king of Israel. After she was thrown from a window to her death her body was eaten by dogs, fulfilling Elijah's prophecy.
Other Languages & CulturesJézabel(Biblical French) Isebel(Biblical German) Iezabel(Biblical Greek) 'Izevel(Biblical Hebrew) Gezabele, Izebel(Biblical Italian) Hiezabel(Biblical Latin) Jezabel(Biblical Spanish)


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