Notes: Jezebel

Jezebel

“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Revelations 2:20, King James Bible)

While alive, Jezebel was the wife of Ahab, king of North Israel. Many ancient texts refer to her as the evil power behind his throne and a major worshiper of Baal. It was her influence that allowed for the creation and royal patronage of the religion. After her husband’s death her son, Jehoram became king. Unfortunately for her, his reign came to a quick end after he was ran over by a war chariot. Jehu, the driver of the killing vehicle, becomes the new king and orders the eunuchs serving Jezebel to kill her by pushing her out of a high window and to let her corpse lie on the street for roaming dogs to eat. Before being pushed to her death, Jezebel convinced her eunuchs to give her a moment to apply her make-up and to dress up in her most beautiful finery.

After her death, Jezebel has become one of the busiest demons working today. Her spirit is often used by adherers of witchcraft and rebellion. Being a well known man-hater, she is one of the “controlling spirits” behind feminism. Her goal is to create disorder and spread evil by either tempting good men into temptation by sexual seduction or emasculating men by being gregarious, outspoken, highly visible, and modern.

Another name to describe Jezebel is “Satan’s woman.”  

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2 responses to “Notes: Jezebel

  1. Jezebel is an interesting woman, but giving her a place or position in Witchcraft isn’t typical and the opinion you have described of her here is not the way that Witches, if they did choose to study or work with Jezebel, are likely to hold.

    The old testament of the bible was written from the viewpoint of the Yahwehists in most cases. The story of Jezebel comes to us mostly through the lens of viewing Elijah as the ‘good guy’ because to the people who read and follow the religion of the bible, he is.

    However, the story is slanted to uphold that view.

    Look at it from her side of things.

    Jezebel was Phoenician princess, which means she was not a Yahwehist, but being royalty, very likely was also part of the religious family and a priestess of her people’s beliefs. She was held by different convictions of what was right and proper for her people and encouraged her husband, Ahab, in this way. Elijah, a follower of Yahweh, butted heads with her constantly on this, because his beliefs were that Yahweh and not Ba’al and the other Phoenician deities should be in power.

    The whole issue with Jezebel being considered wicked, evil, or anything else only comes from the viewpoint of seeing the prophet Elijah as a good guy, which of course, Phoenicians didn’t.

    Jezebel was not a man-hater, nor was she adulterous. She was very loyal to Ahab, and there is nothing in the scripture to say otherwise.

    She also has no place in Witchcraft other than that of a woman shunned for arguing against the god and traditions of a male-oriented and male-dominated society like the ancient Hebrews. Perhaps she does hold a spirit of ‘rebellion’ and ‘witchcraft’ because she understood and recognized her place as Queen and priestess, following through on that, even if Elijah and the other Yahwehists didn’t.

    In Service,
    Serpent

  2. http://phoenicia.org/jezebel.html

    These essays/articles go into more detail, if you’re interested.

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