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GenderFeminine
Scriptsאִיזֶבֶל Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.JEZ-ə-bel 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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biblical, biblical women, queens
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute