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Jezebel Hardcover – May 30, 2001


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd; First Edition edition (May 30, 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 073226829X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0732268299
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,222,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Katana Geldar on October 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I started reading this novel in a book shop while waiting for a bus and I was immediately drawn into it. It was a little while before I read the whole novel and I was very, very impressed.

Jezebel is a Phoenician princess who lives in a society that is very liberated sexually, even compared to standards today. Phoenicia is also very tolertant of other religions and holds women in high regard. All of these factors come into play when Jezebel married Ahab, Prince of Israel, and locks horns with Elijah, prophet of Yahweh.

Gold presents Jezebel as an enigmatic as well as somewhat repellant character. She is very hard to define, beautiful and loyal to a fault to those who love her and fiercely protective of her beliefs. I found it impossible to either like or dislike her.

The portrayal of Elijah, on the other hands, is particularly interesting. Here we see a man who's faith and assurance in his faith leads to pride and fanaticism. He shouts recriminations against Omri and leads a rebellion against Ahab. He also preaches against Jezebel only because she believes in Asherah, thus the tide of public opinion is against her before she even leaves Phoenicia!

I won't go into details of the novel as most people are familiar with Jezebel's story, but there are a few surprises and Gold explains quite a few of the "miracles" Elijah performs, including his fiery death.

If there is anyone who has problems (as I have done) of Jezebel's portrayal in the Old Testament then this is a good book to read.
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