Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (Q)
We are up to the letter Q for our blogging through the alphabet series. There are some queens mentioned in the Bible and since I already wrote about Esther (Hadassah), I decided to write about Queen Jezebel this week for the letter Q.
Queen Jezebel: “the whore of Baal”
Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab. She was wicked. She encouraged her husband to abandon God and start worshipping Baal instead. Jezebel hated the prophet Elijah. She sent him death threats when her husband returned home after a meeting with Elijah where they both prayed to their God/god to see which one could hear their prayer. When Ahab didn’t get his way, he would let Jezebel know and she would take care of things in a wicked way. When Jehu comes after her, she doesn’t run away. Instead, she dances at her window. Jehu commands they throw her out of the window and they do and she is killed.
I Kings 16:31 ~ And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
I Kings 19:1 ~ And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
2 Kings 9:33 ~ And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.
Not much to write about Quartus, only that he was a Corinthian Christian who sent salutations to friends in Rome by way of Paul.
Romans 16:23 ~ Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
I'm linking up with Annette and Amanda.
Just finding my blogging through the alphabet series. Catch up by reading my A-O posts:
A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
F ~ Female at the Well and Felix
G ~ Gomer and Gideon
H ~ Hadassah and Hezekiah
I ~ Iscah and Isaiah
J ~Jochabed and Josiah
K ~ Kezia/Keren-happuch and Korah
L ~ Leah and Lazarus
M ~ Martha and Malachi
N ~ Naomi and Nicodemus
O ~ Orpah and Obadiah
P ~ Priscilla and Philip