1 Kings 19:1

19:1 Jezebel. Jezebel, the wife of king Ahab, was the pagan daughter of the king of Sidon, and had induced Ahab himself to follow Baal and to make Baal worship essentially Israel’s national religion (I Kings 16:31-33). When Elijah slew all her prophets—Jezebel herself had previously killed most of the Lord’s true prophets (I Kings 18:13)—she became his bitterest and most dangerous enemy.

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