Illustration Showing THE DEATH OF JEZEBEL, from The Bible (Old Testament) - drawing by Gustave Dore - 042th.jpg (34K)

And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; andshe painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at awindow. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimripeace, who slew his master?

And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is onmy side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some ofher blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses and hetrod her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat anddrink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: forshe is a king's daughter. And they went to bury her: but theyfound no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palmsof her hands. Wherefore they came again, and told him. And hesaid, This is the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servantElijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogseat the flesh of Jezebel: and the carcass of Jezebel shall be asdung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; sothat they shall not say, This is Jezebel.—2 Kings ix, 30-37.

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