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1 wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)
2 a shameless impudent scheming woman

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Proper noun

  1. The Phoenician princess and Queen of Ancient Israel who appears in the Old Testament (1 Kings). She incited heresy and lured the Jews away from their God and back to paganism. Jezebel was finally deposed by Jehu, who confronted her and threw her from the palace window to the streets, where her body was eaten by wild dogs.


  1. An evil, scheming or shameless woman; an immoral woman.
    She’s an absolute Jezebel!

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Jezebel in Hebrew: איזבל

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