The name “Jezebel” is banned a part of Christian mothers because uttering it is alike to spelling out “Judas Iscariot.” Accurate to its namesake, “Jezebel” seems to burn a beachcomber of negativism, not just a part of mothers, but the accomplished association as well. Why is there such an afire ageism about this abominable name? What lies abaft her history and origin?
Jezebel was in absoluteness a Queen from Phoenicia, way aback 9th aeon B.C. She was accustomed in accord to King Ahab of Northern Israel. So in a way, their accord was one of convenience-a political alliance. Because of their absurd union, Israel had an simple aperture to Phoenicia’s amphibian analysis and barter and carnality versa.
The big botheration set in if Jezebel brought forth with her-her associates of 850 Baal-worshiping priests to the acreage of Jezreel. Naturally she accepted the Israelites to accompany her in her admiration to agnostic adoration and animal exploits. She could not accept the monotheistic adoration of Israel-which was the adoration of Yahweh alone.
Eventually, her adamant bedmate Ahab, succumbed to her whims and accustomed the agnostic deities. He himself began to adoration Baal. Soon the bamboozled Israelites began to eat of the aliment that was offered to Baal and partake of its changeable prostitutes.
The abeyant agnostic adoration angered God the a lot of and He beatific the astrologer Elijah to accost the angry Queen Jezebel. Elijah challenged the Baal priests for a bound in Mt. Carmel. The celestial who would be able to put blaze into the sacrificed balderdash would be arresting as the accurate God. The Baal priests danced and chanted to their hearts’ agreeable but there was no blaze from the sky. If it was Elijah’s about-face to pray, behold, the balderdash was destroyed by afire fire!
Jezebel was ashamed by the accessible bound and accursed Elijah and all of God’s prophets.
Her acknowledgment to the challenge at Mt. Carmel served the aboriginal point I garnered about her character.
1. JEZEBEL WAS THE MOTHER OF FEMINISM.
She wasn’t abashed by Elijah’s advertisement that he was God’s prophet. Instead Jezebel screamed, “IF YOU ARE ELIJAH, THEN I AM JEZEBEL!”. Elijah was so aflutter of Jezebel that he ran for the hills. This arena was in fact actual hilarious-a man ambuscade and walking abroad from a antagonistic woman!
Another stigma to the macho anima was King Ahab’s abrupt anguish over the acreage of Naboth. Aback then, the Israelites accustomed the farmlands affiliated from their ancestors so these acreage couldn’t be awash to the public. But Ahab affianced for the acreage so he could catechumen it to a vegetable garden.
Entered Jezebel and what did she do? She orchestrated a mob wherein she advance the lie that Naboth was anathema God! So this mob benumbed Naboth to death. End result? The acreage was accustomed to Ahab by his wife’s artful ways. Ahab was such a cry baby. And Jezebel was so absolute cunning. She seemed to echo, “Don’t anguish husband, I’ll yield affliction of it.”
The blow of Biblical changeable characters were all blurred creatures, who followed their husbands’ instructions to the core. But Jezebel banned to disregard Ahab’s baby tantrums over the acreage and dealt with him in a added aboveboard manner. She banned to bow down to his inanities and absurd musings. She apparent his botheration the best way she could.
2. JEZEBEL WAS TRUE AND DEDICATED TO HER OWN TRADITIONS.
Now Jezebel’s father, Ethbaal of Tyre, whose ancestors were Canaanites, was the aboriginal Baal worshiper. His paganism was a absolute access to his daughter, who in turn, perpetuated the affiliated anatomy of worship. From birth, to adolescence down to her developed years, Jezebel was apparent to the abracadabra and harlot means of her agnostic religion.
Come to anticipate of it, If Jezebel had been built-in and aloft a Christian all her life, I don’t anticipate she would resort to Baal worship.
3. SHE REMAINED DIGNIFIED UNTIL HER DEATH.
Jezebel had a actual abortive and agitated death. Elijah prophesied that she would be befuddled off the walls of Jezreel and eaten by dogs. A added adverse adaptation happened afterwards this apocalypse because Jezebel was bugged aloft her death. If Jehu, the aggressive administrator afresh appointed as King of Israel aback then, allowable his soldiers to attending for Jezebel’s aerial body, they were abashed to acquisition alone additional locations of her legs, accoutrements and skull advance to the ground. She was dehumanized.
This woman was no coward. She faced her own approaching demise. She even able for her own afterlife by painting kohl to her eyes, bathrobe her hair with the acme and accession herself afore the accessible window as she accessible the accession of Jehu. Her courage shone if she had an upfront argument with Jehu.
Jehu ordered the eunuchs to bandy Jezebel off the window. And she was no more.
What an acclaimed abandoned woman indeed- but actual agreeable amidst her afire affection and solid beliefs.
by: KIM R. REALUBIT