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And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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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