Subordination is not the equivalent of inferiority.
Another 400 priests were housed in a sanctuary Jezebel erected for them, and which she fed at her own table.
She is not a heroic fighter like Deborah, a devoted sister like Miriam or a cherished wife like Ruth.
Jezebel cannot even be compared with the Bible’s other bad girls—Potiphar’s wife and Delilah—for no good comes from Jezebel’s deeds.
Israel’s most accursed queen carefully fixes a pink rose in her red locks in John Byam Liston Shaw’s “Jezebel” from 1896.
Jezebel’s reputation as the most dangerous seductress in the Bible stems from her final appearance: her husband King Ahab is dead; her son has been murdered by Jehu.