the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #2403 - Ἰεζαβήλ
Jezebel = "chaste"
- wife of Ahab, an impious and cruel queen who protected idolatry and persecuted the prophets
- the symbolic name of a woman who pretended to be a prophetess, and who, addicted to antinomianism, claimed Christian liberty of eating things sacrificed to idols
Ιεζαβελ ((so G T WH, L Ιεζαβελ; Tr Ιεζαβελ; Rec. Ἰεζάβηλ), ἡ (אִיזֶבֶל (`perhaps intact, chaste; cf. Agnes' (Gesenius))), Jezebel (modern: Isabel), wife of Ahab (circa
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(L, Ἰεζ -; Tr. -βέλ ; Rec. -βήλ ) ἡ ,
(Heb. H348; LXX as txt.; FlJ, Ἰεζαβέλη ),
Jezebel (1 Kings 16:31, al.): symbolically, Revelation 2:20 (v. Swete, in l).†
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Schürer’s suggestion (Theol. Abhandlungen Weiszäcker gewidmet, p. 39 ff.) that the Jezebel or Isabel of Revelation 2:20 was the local prophetess of the shrine of Sambethe the Chaldean Sibyl at Thyatira (cf. CIG3509), which led to Nestle’s highly doubtful identification of the names Isabel and Sibyl (Berl. Phil. Woch. 1904, p. 764 ff : has not been received with much favour (see e.g. Bousset and Moffatt ad l.). On the proposed etymologies of the Heb. name see EB2457, and for form Zezabel see Souter ad Revelation 2:20.
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