Women of the Word: Jezebel

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When it comes to wicked female characters in the Bible, there are many. If ever there was a Razzie Awards to salute the worst the Bible has to offer, Jezebel would easily take a top prize. Almost everyone knows her as the infamous witch of the Word. She reigned as the most powerful she-devil to ever wear a crown in Israel. Jezebel was a direct enemy of God. Edward B. Coe called her “the Lady Macbeth of Hebrew history.” Even though the name Jezebel means, “chaste, free from carnal connection”; her name is now often associated with all things evil.

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