The Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen

Book - 2007
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For nearly three thousand years, Jezebel has been invoked as the ultimate femme fatale, the embodiment of wanton wickedness. But Lesley Hazleton's stunning retelling of her story creates a radically different portrait, one with startling contemporary resonance. The moment the Phoenician princess Jezebel arrives in Israel for her wedding to King Ahab, the alliance is denounced by the prophet Elijah. The new queen and the feared prophet go head to head in a dramatic and bloody conflict pitting polytheism against monotheism, tolerance against righteousness, pragmatism against ideology. In a nonfiction narrative as vivid and engrossing as Anita Diamant's bestselling novelThe Red Tent,Hazleton reveals the real story of the downfall of a powerful woman, and how its consequences reverberate to the present day.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385516143
Characteristics: viii, 258 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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Jul 07, 2018

Excellent! Impressive exploration of history compared to written "records" as well as consideration of impact on current world trends, beliefs and challenges. Fascinating, entertaining and impactful!

Aug 10, 2013

Well written book, Ms. Hazleton made
the story of Jezebel come alive, left me with much to think about in that
the politics in effect during that time which led to actions being taken by all major players are relevent today.


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