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Why is the bloodshed of Jezreel to be avenged on the house of Jehu in Hosea 1:4?

16So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram. 17And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the ...
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Why is the bloodshed of Jezreel to be avenged on the house of Jehu in Hosea 1:4?

Excellent question. The problem is further confounded by the fact that in 2 Kings 10:30 Jehu is even rewarded for his action in Jezreel, so how can Jehu be both rewarded and punished for the same act?...
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Why is Jehu called Zimri by Jezebel in 2 Kings 9:31?

She is threatening to kill Jehu to his face The hermeneutic here is to look back to "first mention": Who was King Zimri? Jezebel was probably likening Jehu to King Zimri. This happens in today's ...
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Why is the bloodshed of Jezreel to be avenged on the house of Jehu in Hosea 1:4?

The instructions given to Jehu was quite explicit "Thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the ...
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Who were these prophets in 1 Kings 18:2-4?

Moses spoke out in Numbers 11:29 saying : Would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them! [KJV] Thus the prophets killed by Jezebel and those ...
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Did God repent of the evil he had declared against Ahab in 1 Kings 21?

In Eze 18 we have the principle of freedom of moral choice declared quite clearly. The wicked can turn from their wicked ways and be saved: V21-23 - But if the wicked man turns from all the sins he ...
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Why did Jezebel opt for a messenger instead of soldiers to revenge for her humiliation, considering her penchant for cruelty?

The text implies quite strongly that Jezebel did not respond fearfully, but "doubled down" in her determination to defeat Elijah. Moreover, it portrays Elijah as the one who fears Jezebel, ...
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Why did Jezebel opt for a messenger instead of soldiers to revenge for her humiliation, considering her penchant for cruelty?

I want to say that it's possible that Jezebel felt some degree of fear or maybe apprehension toward Elijah, especially considering the display of God's power on Mount Carmel, where Elijah challenged ...
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(1 Kings 21:7) is Jezebel a wife that belittles/mistreats her husband or is she a wife who encourages King Ahab, her husband?

She "controls" her husband by doing both ...That's the bottom line, but... First, hermeneutics... Being a site about hermeneutics, "how we got here" is the important part to ...
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Why is the bloodshed of Jezreel to be avenged on the house of Jehu in Hosea 1:4?

Is God happy or sad at what Jehu did : answer both “The Lord said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in accomplishing what is right in my eyes and have done to the house of Ahab all I had in mind to ...
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