348. Izebel
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Izebel: queen of Isr. with King Ahab
Original Word: אּיזָ֫בֶל
Part of Speech: Proper Name Feminine
Transliteration: Izebel
Phonetic Spelling: (ee-zeh'-bel)
Short Definition: Jezebel

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
queen of Isr. with King Ahab
NASB Translation
Jezebel (21), Jezebel's (1).

אִיזֶבֶל proper name, feminine (sense uncertain, CISi. 158 there occurs the proper name, feminine בעלאזבל Baal exalts? or is husband to? [see זָבַל], of which אִיזֶבֶל is conjectured by DHM to be an intentional alteration, made for the purpose of avoiding the name Baal. If so, ׳א perhaps suggested to the Hebrew ear the idea of un-exalted or un-husbanded), queen of Ahab, daughter of Ethbaal, king of Tyre 1 Kings 16:31; 1 Kings 18:4,13,19; 1 Kings 19:1,2; 1 Kings 21:5 +; 2 Kings 9:7 +.


From 'iy and Zbul; Izebel, the wife of king Ahab -- Jezebel.

see HEBREW 'iy

see HEBREW Zbul

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