Friday, 27 February 2009

Going the way of General Motors?

A letter to the editor of this month's Anglican Journal Online led me back to a book review, in the January edition, of Jezebel: The Untold Story of the Bible’s Harlot Queen. The book paints Jezebel as, "...a young polytheistic woman who is strong, independent, courageous, grounded in her values and beliefs, and worldly; a woman whose story is made up of politics, religion and tragic death." The review is by a woman named Shannon Cottrell. Ms Cotrell enthuses...
As someone who is more acquainted with other figures in the Bible and shamefully not that familiar with Jezebel and her story, I found myself drawn to Ms. Hazleton’s book. I wanted to know more about this woman who continued to worship more than one god while she ruled Israel with her husband, King Ahab, who worshiped one god.
I wanted to know more about how she courageously stood up to the threats of her nemesis, Elijah, and about how she met her death with such grace and poise.

Shannon Cottrell is the donor relations co-ordinator in the Anglican Church of Canada’s department of philanthropy (read, 'fundraising', JK).

I post this without further comment, because what can I say? There is an encyclopaedia here already.

Except if you want to read about an episode in the life of this courageous, yet misunderstood woman, try 1 Kings 21 - here

Take Care

1 comment:

joseph said...

Well, that's a new take on an old story.