Tuesday, July 26, 2005
The curse of Jezebel
Women scheme and connive to get their way. They want to control others. Women get into witchcraft so that they can manipulate others for their benefit. Some women despise their husbands when they become priest of the home and the woman is no longer the spiritual head.
Women use their bodies to sensuously attract men and to get their way. Women entice men with their words and exposure of their bodies. Women are afraid that other women will steal their husbands.
I found it, along with the pisseth against the wall verse blogged below, while trying to figure out what Jezebel had done to deserve being defined as, "A woman who is regarded as evil and scheming."
As near as I can tell, what happened was that Jezebel convinced her husband King Ahab to worship Baal instead of Jehovah. This led to the oppression of Jehovah's prophets, which really ticked Elijah off. Later, she gave Ahab some advice about how to revenge himself upon one of Jehovah's sympathizers. Later still, she was thrown from a window, dashed to pieces, trod upon by a horse, and eaten by dogs.
Even Jesus was pissed. Revelations 2 had this to say to a church in Thyatira:
18These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. 20Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
It all seems a little harsh to me, but I guess it just goes to show that what they say is true. Don't fuck with the Jesus.
1 Interestingly, it looks like what the name meant in whatever language was being spoken in Syria during the biblical era was chaste.
2 What do you suppose the chances are that Revelations 2: 23 is the first attestation of the phrase 'hearts and minds'?