In Prince of Egypt Dorothy Wilson evidenced her interest in recreating the times of the Old Testament. Now again she returns...

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JEZEBEL

In Prince of Egypt Dorothy Wilson evidenced her interest in recreating the times of the Old Testament. Now again she returns to those sources with a story of a later period (drawn from 1st Kings- sixteenth chapter on) and Jezebel, pagan queen of Ahab, king of Israel, defender of the One God. A rereading of the Biblical version shows that while she has used the skeleton pattern and drawn her main characters from among the reigning princes of the region, the prophets and certain other characters, she has researched extensively into other sources for her background. With the awakened interest in ancient Palestine, resulting from the discovery and translations of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the findings of contemporary archaeologists, this provides a lively portrait of a period, and explores the conflicts between the Mosaic standards for the worshippers of Jehovah and the impact of more mercenary standards of the pagan people who worshipped many gods. A colorful and dramatic and at times a violent story. A religious novel about a personality that has come to be a symbol through the ages.

Pub Date: Nov. 2, 1955

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1955