A Detailed Overview of Jezebel from the Bible
Jezebel was persecuted in the Bible by people of the Hebrew faith, because she was a female with great power and refused to renounce her religious beliefs. I will argue that Jezebel's actions and way of life was not any different from other rulers or prophets at that time, but was condemned because of her religious beliefs, and gender.
According to the Bible, Jezebel was an evil woman for a variety of reasons. She was considered evil because she used her charm and manipulated others to achieve her ends. She didn't worship the Hebrew God, Yahweh, but worshipped her own god Baal, and goddess, Asherah. This created a conflict between Jezebel and many others, because she refused to renounce her religious beliefs. Her act against the prophets and ruthlessness were considered a sin by Elijah and others. Her sins also include the false charges against Naboth, resulting in his death, and the threat of death against Elijah. She is not only considered evil for her actions, but also for not being subservient, as most women were during this time. …
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