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Jezebel by Lesley Hazleton
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Jan 24, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biography
Read in January, 2009

An interesting historical biography of one of the Bible's greatest villains. Hazleton examines archeological findings, current Holy Land environs, biblical and modern sociology, and historical texts in her exploration of Jezebel as a woman, character, and ruler.
The book is written from a clearly modern and clearly feminist perspective, giving a refreshing and occasionally jarring view of what it means to be a harlot. So much is explored through language and derivative meaning that at points the connections could be a bit of a stretch for the average reader. But the deep thoughts here are engaging, and I fully intend to read Hazleton's other similar book on Mary, mother of Jesus.

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