Jezebel was a villainess whose story was told in 1st and 2nd Kings, two books in the Hebrew and Christian Bible.

In the book of 1st and 2nd Kings she is the wife of the wicked King Ahab who was king of Israel. She is the archenemy of the prophet Elijah and has been known for several clashes with him.

She has many of God's prophets killed and tried to kill Elijah when he slew her prophets of Baal.

She also indirectly murders Naboth , a man who owned a vine yard because her husband desired it. So she has him stoned. Elijah then tells Ahab that God will punish him and the Phoencian princess. 


  • Jezebel was portrayed by Paulette Goddard on the 1953 film The Sins of Jezebel.