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Jezebel, the wife of king Ahab, was the pagan daughter of the king of Sidon and had induced Ahab himself to follow Baal and to make Baal-worship essentially Israel's national religion (1 Kings 16:31-33). When Elijah slew all her prophets--Jezebel herself had previously killed most of the Lord's true prophets (1 Kings 18:13)--she became his bitterest and most dangerous enemy.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8