Friday, November 09, 2007

The Seal of Queen Jezebel

The Seal of Jezebel

MSNBC is running a story (click here) stating that a stone document seal (pictured above), originally discovered in Israel in 1964 is definitively traceable to Jezebel, wife of Ahab, the infamous 9th-century BCE ruler of the Northern Kingdom. Complete results of the University of Utrecht study are published in a recent volume of the Journal for Semitics. Utrecht scholar Marjo Korpel argues in the study that an upper edge that has broken off of the seal likely contained two missing letters that would correctly spell Jezebel's name. "With her own seal, Queen Jezebel was able to exert a powerful influence upon people around her, much like the Egyptian queens," Korpel states.

2 Comments:

Blogger Christopher Heard said...

Hate to tell you, Steve, but you're coming a little late to the party.

Fri Nov 16, 12:30:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Many thanks for the links to your detailed analysis! Very much appreciated. If anyone has up-to-date updates, please post them. My free time for exploring the blogs is now extememly limited, since my 2-year-old is so much my focus these days! ---Steve

Tue Sep 02, 08:43:00 AM GMT-5  

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