(The actual rules, and task, from: http://www.enterthepitch.com/the-pitch/the-rules/)
The Pitch invites original pitches of up to two (2) minutes in length, showcasing the potential of the entrant to make a film. The entrant will demonstrate this with a pitch for an original contemporary short film (running length 10-20 minutes) that takes inspiration from a biblical story, parable, character or book. Any genre is acceptable, and the pitch may be a simple piece to camera telling the story, or it may be a storyboard, pilot piece, etc.
Each pitch must be accompanied by the official entry form, which will outline the case for supporting the film maker, cite the biblical source material for the pitch, and include a rationale for the choice of material.
The competition is open to everyone aged 18 years or over as of 14 January 2016.
Entry is conditional upon full agreement to The Rules and The Small Print (see below for more details).
The competition will take place over three rounds: round one, round two and final round.
Round one: Invitation to submit
All pitches being submitted must be uploaded to The Pitch website between 1 May and 28 September 2015. It will not be possible to submit a pitch after 12:00 noon BST on 28 September 2015.
Selection of Pitches to be ‘in competition’ will be made by The Pitch Team, who will select, at their sole discretion, pitchers whom it believes are equipped to impact the world through art and film. Pitches will be critiqued based on the following criteria:
1. the originality and potential of the Pitch
2. the Pitcher’s passion and vision for film making
3. the Pitcher’s skill and ability to communicate
4. the Pitcher’s understanding and/or interpretation of the Biblical topic; and
5. contemporary approach of the Pitch
The initial judging for this round will be undertaken by The Pitch Team consisting of film professionals, theologians, communication and media production staff. The Pitch Team will screen and select pitches to be included in round two. Pitches will be selected for inclusion based on multiple criteria represented in The Pitch project judging criteria.
Round two: Submissions ‘in competition’
This round will comprise of two judging phases, first the general public and second our industry judges.
All pitches will be displayed on http://www.enterthepitch.com from 12–26 October 2015 for worldwide public voting. This will select a shortlist that will be presented to our judging panel for Round three. After public voting, a shortlist will be created for the competition based on the votes cast.
The shortlist to be presented to the judges will comprise the top 5 from the internal panel with the remaining places decided by the combined voting scores. The percentage weight of the vote for selecting the remainder of the shortlist will be split as follows:
Internal panel 50%
The calculation of the shortlisted pitches for The Pitch shall follow the same rules as stated in the Voting pages on this website.
The industry judges for The Pitch will be listed on the Judges page. All industry judges’ availability is subject to change due to their media engagements.
The ten highest scoring pitchers will be considered to be the 10 finalists who will then compete in the final round of competition.
The final round:
The ten finalists will be notified on 22 November 2015. Pitch selections will be publicly announced on 23 November 2015 on http://www.enterthepitch.com.
Residential Film Course for ten finalists
If you are a finalist in 2015, you will have a greater opportunity to help develop and hone your pitching skills, as we will be inviting you to attend a residential course in December 2015 ahead of the Finalists Weekend. The course will take place between Sunday 13 December 2015 and Tuesday 15 December 2015. This course will offer you a master-class worthy of the big studios, feedback on your pitch and help in preparing for the pitch at Pinewood Studios.
The ten finalists will be invited to participate in the finalists’ weekend, taking place on 16-17 January 2016 at the Pinewood Studios. Finalists will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements except for the 3 finalists selected on Saturday who will be given accommodation for the Saturday night – see below). The weekend will include making a face-to-face pitch with the judges and a subsequent interview. There will also be a variety of activities including workshops, screenings and critique.
Only three of the ten finalists will go through to day two (17 January). The Pitch will arrange and pay for accommodation on Saturday 16 January for these three finalists.
The winner will be announced on Sunday 17 January, 2016.
The Big Prize – what the winner receives
The winner will work with a budget (which has a value in excess of £25,000) to make their short film, of 10–20 minutes. The winner will be expected to demonstrate the ability to undertake the practical production of the film but will be offered production assistance from an established film production company.
The short film will be filmed, and completed during the first half of 2016, at dates to be agreed with the winner. This will take into account the period for pre-production and will proceed to principle photography as and when the project is ready.
The winning pitcher will then take the completed film to Los Angeles in 2016, and there will meet with industry professionals who will give feedback and advice on the film. The winning pitcher will be allowed to take one other person from the film making team with them, or another person of choice. The industry professionals will be people such as Ralph Winter (Producer X-Men; Fantastic Four; Wolverine) (although The Pitch retains the right to alter and amend the meetings as necessary with due regard to the availability of individuals).
The small print
The following are non-negotiable requirements of entry. By completing and submitting an official entry form, you are agreeing to be bound by terms and conditions set out below. The Pitch reserves the right to amend and alter these rules without notice.
The following definitions shall apply in these rules:
‘Pitch’ a pitch submitted to The Pitch website and accompanied by an official entry form.
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The pitch must clearly demonstrate, both in the visual pitch and accompanying written material, that the underlying source material is biblical.
A completed entry form must accompany each pitch submission. Pitches not accompanied by an official entry form will not be considered.
Any pitch in excess of 2 minutes shall be automatically disqualified.
Submissions must be made in English or use English subtitles.
Any content that is deemed, at the absolute discretion of The Pitch Team, to be blasphemous, offensive, pornographic, defamatory or obscene or in any other way against the spirit of the competition, shall be disqualified.
The Pitch is open to film makers eligible to work in the UK. All pitchers who are not UK residents (or currently residing in the UK) must be able to attend the Finalists Weekend on 16–17 January 2016 at Pinewood Studios, England. It is the responsibility of the pitcher to meet all costs of travel and accommodation and to arrange all necessary visa requirements resulting from participation in the competition.
Previous Pitchers may submit to The Pitch 2015, but no pitch previously submitted to the competition will be considered.
Pitchers must be aged 18 or over as of 14 January 2016.
Employees of The Pitch Team and members of their immediate families (including any live-in partner) are ineligible to enter. Any such entries will be invalid.
Pitchers must hold a full passport and be eligible to enter the USA.
Pitchers’ passports must be valid for at least 12 months from April 2016.
Pitchers must be able to attend the Finalists’ Weekend should their pitch be shortlisted.
Only one pitch per pitcher may be submitted.
Pitchers may work in small teams to develop a series of ideas but, if selected, only one person per team will be invited to attend the Finalists’ Weekend. Teams must nominate the individual at the time of entry.
All Pitches must be submitted by noon GMT on 28 September 2015.
The winner’s film must be produced during the first half of 2016.
All content that is not in violation of terms but is deemed unsuitable for minors will require age verification prior to viewing and voting if the pitch is selected to participate in Round two.
The pitcher is responsible for ensuring that their pitch is uploaded to The Pitch website in the format outlined.
All pitches must be in 16:9 ratio.
Please see the technical information page for more information about uploading your pitch.
The pitcher must be the producer, director, or creator/writer, of the pitch.
The pitcher must be the originator/owner of the short film for which they are pitching.
The pitch must not be currently under consideration by another production company, investor or development consortium.
The pitcher must not have sold, conveyed, granted or assigned any right, title or interest in the pitch, and the pitcher guarantees there are no legal encumbrances on the submitted pitch of any kind, and that the pitcher is not subject to, nor is it aware of any matters, facts or circumstances which could lead to any claims, proceedings or litigation or other allegation of infringement, in respect of the pitch.
Pitches may not contain any music or other item (including without limitation, trademarks or copyrightable material) for which the pitcher does not have a valid and subsisting license. It is the responsibility of the pitcher to clear all material. If there is any doubt, The Pitch Team will take all reasonable steps to clarify the situation with the pitcher but may disqualify the pitch at their discretion.
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If shortlisted, The Pitch Team shall have the exclusive right to upload, post, transmit, display and broadcast the submitted pitch over the Internet on The Pitch website, or otherwise, for a period of 2 years following the submission of the uploaded pitch, and all pitchers shall use reasonable efforts to prevent any posting, transmission, display or broadcast of the submitted pitch over the Internet, including, without limitation via YouTube and similar websites without the express written consent of The Pitch Team and the competition organisers. The Pitch Team and competition organisers reserve the right to broadcast or display all submitted pitches on other websites at its sole discretion.
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With this in mind, below is my research into my ideas:
Just before summer I wrote up an idea I had. It was about looking at the rebellion of Lucifer, and then his banishment into Hell. To me what was curious about this story was WHY Lucifer choose to rebel from God. I then began to think that something must have happened – as far as I was aware there is no mention of what exactly caused Lucifer to rebel. Just that one day he rose to take his ‘rightful’ place on God’s throne as the ‘rightful’ ruler.
Below is my first write of the pitch idea.
Plot (draft one):
Abner was born for greatness… or so he was told.
Praised by all for his Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty – gifts given to him from his father, Oswald – Abner was a man many wished to be, or even be with. These admirers included a young woman named Irene – an independent young female at that – who in turn caught the eye of Abner.
As the years passed Abner believed that when the time came he would take over from his father. However Oswald believed that Abner was been filled with too much pride – to the point of vanity – and therefore not right to be the next King. So Oswald proclaims that his second son will take the throne.
Feeling cheated – Abner chose to try, and over throw his father. Many began to pick sides – while others were filled with confusion. Once again this included Irene. After thinking over what was in her heart, Irene was determined to try, and bring Abner back to be the man he once was.
Siding with Bryant, another powerful man of Oswald’s, Irene confronted Abner as she tried to get him to change his mind. However Abner was blinded by his pride, greed, and anger towards Irene – believing her having betrayed him – with only his goal mattering. Soon Bryant is over powered, and with no other choice Irene battles Abner. Eventually she too is over powered, and with no mercy in his eyes Abner impales Irene on his sword.
As she dies in Bryant’s arms, a part of the old Abner realizes what his emotions have done – and regrets it.
Partly with guilt, and partly realizing that he’s out numbered, Abner surrenders. Oswald cannot truly forgive Abner for his crimes.
However though upon seeing a deep part of Abner, the son he knew – that now longed for Irene, wished to repent. Oswald banished Abner from his home, in order to rule a land where Abner would punish his followers until the end of his days. Though part of him fights this command – Abner does as he’s told, though not with out a final vow.
Driven by his hatred, defeat, and believing that Oswald is the main cause of Abner’s loss. Abner vows that he will one day return, and when he was does all will suffer. Everything would become a blaze of blood and fire, and finally Abner would claim his ‘rightful’ throne. As he is driven away, Abner changes. Stripped of his ‘gifts’ turning from a person many admired, to a creature many would come to fear. On that day Abner died… and Adrien was born.
Notes for my idea:
* Bible Story choice: Lucifer’s birth/rise to power, his rebellion, and his outcast
• Abner (Father of light) Lucifer/ Adrian (the Dark One) Satan
• Bryant (Strong) Gabriel
• Irene (Peace) A Daughter of God/Lilith
• Oswald (Of god like power) God
* Inspired by (either created the story, or created certain scenes):
Darkness, a character from the film ‘Legend’, 1985
‘While you’re lips are still red’ by Nightwish
‘Lucifer vs. Jesus’ by mrRosariomark’s on YOUTUBE
Lilith – Lucifer’s wife
Serine – Lucifer’s supposed daughter, who was killed by an angel. (My original idea was what my plot is, but Lilith and Lucifer got together, had their children, felt scorned, rebelled and Serine let herself be killed in her father’s place. Her death made Lucifer wish to repent.)
Why (particularly the story choice?):
People on this planet are a shade of Grey – everyone is born with good and evil within them. Yet it is external forces, with only internal forces rationalising the justification of a person’s actions, which lead to a person being more good then bad, and vice versa. I have been curious as to why Lucifer rebelled, as well as why he rules hell where he punishes those who commit sin – which he encourages, and this is MY interpretation of what may have happened – by combining the ‘truth’ (what did take place in the bible) and the ‘fiction’ (what I think could have happened, as well as putting a twist on some parts).
*Moral/Lesson of the story:
Anger, Pride and greed – if left to fester and grow out of control can destroy one place in society.
Other important story parts:
Macguffin for Abner: His father’s throne
Macguffin for Irene: Abner’s heart, then Abner’s safety
Macguffin for Oswald: Making sure that Abner will be a good leader, then making sure his second son has a throne.
Plot (Draft two – grammar has been altered, and sentences make sense):
Abner was born for greatness… or so he was told.
Praised by all for his Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty – gifts given to him by his father, Oswald – Abner was a man many wished to be, or even be with. These admirers included a young woman named Irene – an independent young female who caught the eye of Abner.
As the years passed Abner believed that when the time came he would take over from his father. However Oswald believed that Abner had been filled with too much pride – to the point of vanity – and therefore not right to be the next King. So Oswald proclaims that his second son will take the throne.
Feeling cheated – Abner chose to try, and over throw his father. Many began to pick sides – while others were filled with confusion. Including Irene. After thinking over what was in her heart – Irene was determined to try, and bring Abner back to be the man he once was.
Siding with Bryant, another powerful son of Oswald’s, Irene confronted Abner as she tried to get him to change his mind. However Abner was blinded by his pride, greed, and anger – especially towards Irene whom he believed had betrayed him – which made Abner more determined to take his father’s throne.
Soon Bryant is over powered, and with no other choice Irene battles Abner alone – determined to stop him. Eventually she too is over powered, and with no mercy in his eyes Abner impales Irene on his sword. As she dies in Bryant’s arms, a part of the old Abner realises what his emotions have done – and regrets it. Partly with guilt, and partly realising that he’s out numbered, Abner surrenders. Oswald cannot truly forgive Abner for his crimes.
However though upon seeing a deep part of Abner, the son he knew – that now longed for Irene, wished to repent. Oswald banished Abner from his home, and makes him a king. A king of a land, where Abner would punish his followers – until the end of his days. Though part of him fights this command – Abner does as he’s told, though not with out a final vow.
Driven by his hatred, defeat, and believing that Oswald is the main cause of Abner’s loss. Abner vows that he will one day return, and when he does all will suffer. Everything would become a blaze of blood and fire, and finally Abner would claim his ‘rightful’ throne. As he is driven away, Abner changes. Stripped of his ‘gifts’ turning from a person many admired, to a creature many would come to fear. On that day Abner died… and Adrien was born.
During the summer I had a thought about my first story of Lucifer’s past.
It felt too much like a remake – rather than an original story. I then tried to think of something to either add to it, or come up with a new idea.
As I let my mind wander I found myself thinking of a fan fiction I started about Disney’s Gargoyle, and how the gargoyles became alive when the sun went down. This let to me thinking about the purpose of a gargoyle – they are there to guard churches against evil spirits. So I began to think – what if the gargoyles are the fallen angels of Lucifer’s army (since Gargoyles look like demons). What if they are the angels who regret what they did? What if they are awaiting the end of the world – where they’ll rise up with god, and help to defeat Lucifer?
I then took the idea of the gargoyles coming to life – but it will only happen when the world is coming to an end. For now, they sit on the churches watching over the humans, they are a visual reminder to humanity of what awaits them – if they live a life of cruelty and sin.
I then began to research the fallen angels, and discovered about the Nephilim – the giants of the bible – who were supposedly, though not clearly written, “the ‘sons of god’ or the offspring who are mighty “mighty men of old, men of renown.
So far my sub plot ideas have no plot.
And now I am beginning to think about trying to combine my three idea into one some how. As I write up my notes now I am looking up about the Nephilim – which are mentioned when looking at fallen angels. I’ve stumbled across a site called ‘gotquestions.org’
On the site they discuss about the movie ‘Noah’ and in the film the nephilim were fallen angels encased in rock. However, in the bible they are just being produced from the union of fallen angels.
(Source: gotquestion.org, answer to question: Who/what were the Nephilim?
All parts high lighted are of particular interest to me, and possibly my story)
(Italic is high lighted information)
The Nephilim (“fallen ones, giants”) were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1–4. There is much debate as to the identity of the “sons of God.” It is our opinion that the “sons of God” were fallen angels (demons) who mated with human females or possessed human males who then mated with human females. These unions resulted in offspring, the Nephilim, who were “heroes of old, men of renown” (Genesis 6:4).
Why would the demons do such a thing? The Bible does not specifically give us the answer. Demons are evil, twisted beings—so nothing they do should surprise us. As to a distinct motivation, one speculation is that the demons were attempting to pollute the human bloodline in order to prevent the coming of the Messiah. God had promised that the Messiah would one day crush the head of the serpent, Satan (Genesis 3:15). The demons in Genesis 6 were possibly attempting to prevent the crushing of the serpent and make it impossible for a sinless “seed of the woman” to be born. Again, this is not a specifically biblical answer, but it is biblically plausible.
What were the Nephilim? According to Hebraic and other legends (the Book of Enoch and other non-biblical writings), they were a race of giants and super-heroes who did acts of great evil. Their great size and power likely came from the mixture of demonic “DNA” with human genetics. According to the movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe (reviewed by us here), the Nephilim were fallen angels encased in rock. All that the Bible directly says about them is that they were “heroes of old, men of renown” (Genesis 6:4). The Nephilim were not aliens, angels, “Watchers,” or rock monsters; they were literal, physical beings produced from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men (Genesis 6:1–4).
What happened to the Nephilim? The Nephilim were one of the primary reasons for the great flood in Noah’s time. Immediately after the mention of Nephilim, God’s Word says, “The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, ‘I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them’” (Genesis 6:5–7). God proceeded to flood the entire earth, killing everyone and everything other than Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. All else perished, including the Nephilim (Genesis 6:11–22).
Were there Nephilim after the flood? Genesis 6:4 tells us, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward.” It seems that the demons repeated their sin sometime after the flood as well. However, it likely took place to a much lesser extent than it did prior to the flood. When the Israelites spied out the land of Canaan, they reported back to Moses: “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them” (Numbers 13:33). This passage does not say the Nephilim were genuinely there, only that the spies thought they saw the Nephilim. It is more likely that the spies witnessed very large people in Canaan and in their fear believed them to be the Nephilim. Or it is possible that after the flood the demons again mated with human females, producing more Nephilim. It is even possible that some traits of the Nephilim were passed on through the heredity of one of Noah’s daughters-in-law. Whatever the case, these “giants” were destroyed by the Israelites during their invasion of Canaan (Joshua 11:21–22) and later in their history (Deuteronomy 3:11; 1 Samuel 17).
What prevents the demons from producing more Nephilim today? It seems that God put an end to demons mating with humans by placing all the demons who committed such an act in isolation. Jude verse 6 tells us, “The angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.” Obviously, not all demons are in “prison” today, so there must have been a group of demons who committed further grievous sin beyond the original fall. Presumably, the demons who mated with human females are the ones who are “bound with everlasting chains.” This would prevent any more demons from attempting such sin.
After reading this I have began to think ‘what if the Nephilim are the sons of the gargoyles?’ They were born to help create an army for god(?). Their fathers are stuck in their stone prisons – while they wander to gather members for the army. Or perhaps the nephilim are created to avenge their fathers?
Or what if the story is about one nephilim – who discovers the sins of his father? (Scratch that her father!)
(Over all plot)
Grimm is a young woman who discovers an extraordinary secret. Her father, whom she has never met, is part of a secret organization called ‘Nephilim’.
Once upon a time Oswald had been tasked with helping to assassinate the mayor of the town, and his boss – the eldest son of the mayor, Adrien King – had very nearly been made victorious.
However, at the last minute Oswald became a snitch. After a trial Adrien had been sent to life in prison. While Oswald was in prison, as well as other members who regret following Adrien, come to learn that the boss is planning a break out.
Oswald then begins to plan. Knowing that nothing but destruction would come, Oswald knew that they needed to prepare the outside world.
Using letters Oswald contacted Grimm, who placed the letters into a secret book, explaining his side to joining Oswald’s cause – and what is to come.
Though dubious Grimm agrees to meet her father in person, and there everything is explained. Grimm then speaks to her childhood friend – the second son of the mayor, James – who could very well be a main target of Adrien’s wrath, where she explains what she knows. Presenting the letters and her father – whom she has snuck out of prison, by faking his death.
Though Logan believes them, and is prepared to do what needs to be done, James hopes that there is a peaceful solution.
Characters for second idea:
*Oswald – Once Adrien King’s right hand man. Just before being caught by the police Oswald fell in love, and married, resulting in his daughter being born. Wants to make amends for his past crimes.
*Grimm – Oswald’s only child, out-casted due to the crimes of her father. Grimm grew into a hard woman, due to her bullies. When Grimm comes of age, her father reveals his side to the story, and begs for her help him to stop Adrien preventing a second war.
*Adrien King – The eldest son of the mayor, was originally going to take over from his father. But due being pampered as a great man, Adrien eventually turned vain. When he discovered that his younger brother was to be elected mayor – Adrien felt betrayed. He then planned to take the seat by force, and resulting him working his way to the top of the criminal underworld.
*James King – The second son of the mayor, James lived a very sheltered life style. Due to his father being protective of him. James was taught to be kind and to help others. Though others tell him not to, James gives Grimm a chance when she comes to warn him.
*Mayor King – Mayor of the town. A good and honest man. He truly had high hopes for Adrien, until he realised how vain he had allowed him to become.
*Bryant – Bodyguard and Butler to Mayor King. He is also assigned to watch over James, and remind him of his father’s life lessons.
PLOT TWO – Legacy:
Takes place at a jail.
A young woman named Grimm meets with her long lost father, Oswald. With in the four walls, Oswald explains his absences from her life. Once, a few years before he met Grimm’s mother, Oswald had been part of – and was the right hand man – to a gang led by Adrien King, the eldest son of the Mayor.
Originally as Adrien was suppose to take over from his old man. However due to the people praising him for his greatness – Adrien began to grow vain. A trait the Mayor would fear turn Adrien into an unfit leader. The Mayor began to plan for his second son – James, who was unborn at the time – to take over when he came of age should Adrien not realise the errors of his ways. Feeling betrayed Adrien began to plot to take his father’s seat by force.
Oswald originally went along with the plan due to Adrien making sense as he grew his forces. However as Oswald witnessed Adrien willing to do what ever it took to get what he wanted, Oswald snitched. The gang was taken down.
And all members were sentenced to life, however for the hand full who helped Oswald – and Oswald himself – were placed into a private jail.
With in the jail walls Oswald became the head of the secret gang organization, which Oswald had created, with the blessing of the Mayor, known as ‘Gargouille’. And since the year Grimm had been born, Oswald had been preparing the organization for the operation known as ‘Nephilim’.
Oswald gives Grimm the task of leading the other sons and daughters of the Gargoullie members. When questioned why Oswald replies that there is little he and the others can do – Adrien’s loyal men will hunt them. And even if the members of Gargoullie managed to break out and hide in secret, the public would never give them the chance to be the heroes.
Though Oswald would have given anything to finish the job himself, he has little chance. And he hopes to help Grimm miss out on as the bible says, “The sins of the father will be visited upon the son”.
At that moment Adrien breaks into the jail, with his men, with the intention to kill Oswald. Grimm pulls out a gun and aims it at Adrien
In order to create an ending for my story – I looked at what happens at Armageddon, since this part of the Bible tells what becomes of Lucifer, after his banishment in Hell.
What became of Lucifer during the Apocalypse:
(Italics is highlighted information of importance/interest)
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, till the thousand years were ended. After that he must be loosed for a little while.” – Revelation 20, 1-3
“And when the thousand are ended, Satan will be loosed from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners of the earth, that is Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the broad earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city; but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” – Revelation 20, 7-10
“And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast” – Revelation 17, 12
(All quoted from Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version by The Bible Societies)
I then began to look back on my idea.
And though good it is lacking strength, and it also seems very complicated. With this in mind I began to read through the Bible to try to see if I could use anything my idea. And I came across Jezebel – who is supposedly the most hated, and sinful, woman in the bible. Below is all my research into her, and to see if anything can create a plot idea. (Italics is anything of interest, and use)
Jezebel biography: (Over view)
Jezebel was a Phoenician princess, later the wife of King Ahab of Israel. In the centuries since her death, she has acquired numerous references in popular culture, none of them flattering.
Jezebel was a Phoenician princess in the 9th century who married Ahab, the prince of Israel. Eventually, they ruled as king and queen. Jezebel continued worship the nature god Baal. Her citizens and the Yahweh prophet Elijah despised such actions. Preparing herself to be murdered by General Jehu, she applied makeup and dressed in finery before she was thrown over her balcony and eaten by dogs. Like Cleopatra, Jezebel’s story is one of intrigue, romance and ultimately, the fall of a nation.
Queen of Israel:
In 922 B.C., the nation of Israel was torn into two nations, Israel to the north and Judah to the south. Israel was racked by internal tribal differences and, subsequently, became susceptible to frequent invasions. It was, however, solidly following the beliefs of Yahweh, the “one and true” God, according to the Bible. Phoenicia (now known as Lebanon) was located to Israel’s north, and on the whole, was just the opposite—cosmopolitan, populous and religiously diverse.
At the beginning of the 9th century, a Phoenician princess named Jezebel was born, the daughter of King Ethball. The Bible does not describe her childhood, but from deductive reasoning, it is assumed that she lived in a fine home and was educated by the best tutors. Her family worshipped many gods, the most important being Baal, a nature god. While Jezebel was growing into a woman, Israel crowned a new king. To create an alliance with Israel, the king arranged for his son Ahab to wed Jezebel. Their marriage cemented a political alliance, but it was a dramatic event for the young woman. After enjoying a life of luxury, she was suddenly taken into a conservative society and made to oversee it.
Jezebel eventually became Israel’s Queen. She continued to worship the god Baal, and in doing so, earned many enemies. Her citizens’ displeasure came to a critical point when, at their expense, she brought 800 Baal prophets to Israel and ordered the murder of several Yahweh prophets. At this major moment, Elijah, a Jewish prophet, appeared. According to the biblical book of Kings, Elijah gave a prophecy: That terrible draught would come upon Israel. Amazingly, famine and draught spread across Jezebel’s land, according to the story.
The story of Naboth is perhaps the best-known story of Jezebel’s life. Naboth, a common landowner who lived close to the King’s residence, was asked to give his land to King Ahab in exchange for some compensation. Because of Jewish law, Naboth refused to give up his family’s ancestral land. Incited by Naboth’s refusal to King Ahab, Jezebel falsely charged him with treason and blaspheming “God and the king,” and had him condemned to death by stoning. She then took his plot of land for the king. At this point, Elijah arrived and confronted King Ahab about this brutal transgression, and then predicted that Ahab and all of his heirs would be killed and that dogs will eat Jezebel, according to the famous story.
Several years later, Ahab died in a battle against the Syrians, and a man named Jehu was promised the crown if he killed Jezebel’s son, thus taking Jezebel’s power. As the story goes, Jehu made his way Jezebel’s palace to murder her, and she, expecting him, applied make-up and dressed herself in finery. Her actions have been interpreted in a variety of ways—some people believe she was simply dressing for a dignified death. Others believe she was “painting” herself in hopes of seducing Jehu and becoming his mistress. In the end, she was thrown out of her bedroom window, trampled by horses and eaten by dogs.
Jezebel’s name has been used for thousands of years to describe cunning, ruthless and reprehensible women. Some believe she typifies evil and her name has also become synonymous with idolaters, prostitutes and sorcerers. In the centuries since Jezebel’s death, she’s become legendary. There are numerous references to her in popular culture, none of them flattering, while there are others who believe that Jezebel was one of the first suffragists and that it’s time to change that definition to “a strong, courageous, loyal woman who stands up for what she believes in… no matter what the cost.”
(Source from – http://www.biography.com/people/jezebel-9354524#final-years)
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The Woman Who Was a She-Devil
*Scripture References—1 Kings 16:31; 18:4-19; 19:1, 2; 21:5-25; 2 Kings 9
*Name Meaning —This heartless woman with a bloody history belied the name she bore, for Jezebel means, “chaste, free from carnal connection”; but by nature she was a most licentious woman. She was a voluptuary, with all the tawdry arts of a wanton woman. Thus no name could have been more inappropriate for such a despised female.
*Family Connections—She was the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and both king and priest of Baal worshipers. The Phoenicians were a remarkable race, and outstanding as the great maritime peoples of the ancient world, but they were idolaters who regarded Jehovah as only a local deity, “the god of the land.” Their gods were Baal and Ashtaroth or Astarte, with their innumerable number of priests, 450 of whom Ahab installed in the magnificent temple to the Sun-god he had built in Samaria. Another 400 priests were housed in a sanctuary Jezebel erected for them, and which she fed at her own table. Cruel and licentious rites were associated with the worship of Baal. Jezebel sprang from an idolatrous stock, the same source which afterward produced the greatest soldier of antiquity, Hannibal, whose temper was not more daring and unforgiving than hers.
It was this heathen woman who married Ahab, king of Northern Israel, and who in so doing was guilty of a rash and impious act, which resulted in evil consequences. As a Jew, Ahab sinned against his Hebrew faith in taking as his wife the daughter of a man whose very name, Ethbaal, meant, “A Man of Baal.” How or where the strong-minded idolatrous woman and the weak and spineless king met we are not told. Doubtless seeing her, Ahab was fascinated by her beauty and forcefulness of character and fell for her, and Jezebel, ambitious and proud, eagerly seized the opportunity of sharing the throne of a king. Any man, able to resist the wiles of a beautiful but wicked woman possesses true heroism. Joseph succeeded against the lovely yet lustful wife of Potiphar, but Caesar and Antony after conquering almost the whole world, were conquered by the fair but foul Cleopatra.
Let conquerors boast
Their fields of fame. He who in virtue arms
A young, warm spirit, against beauty’s charms,
Who feels her brightness, yet defies her thrall,
Is the best, bravest conqueror of them all.
Ahab, captivated by Jezebel, “took her to wife, and went and served Baal and worshipped him.” All the other sins of Ahab were light compared with his marriage with Jezebel and the serving of Baal that followed (1 Kings 16:31, see Micah 6:16). For over 60 years idolatry had made terrible inroads upon the life and ways of the Hebrews and meant more to them than the breaking of the first two commandments of the law; it produced spiritual and moral disintegration which was accentuated by Jezebel’s determined effort to destroy the worship of Jehovah. Let us try to delineate the character of Jezebel—a name which has come to mean in all ages a striking proverb for seductive power, worldly subtlety and wickedness of the worst type.
She Possessed an Extraordinary Force of Character
Jezebel was no ordinary woman. Such was her demeanor that she attracted immediate attention. Edward B. Coe wrote of her as “the Clytemnestra, the Lady Macbeth of Hebrew history. Though by no means an attractive personage, she was invested by her extraordinary force of character and her appalling fate with a tragic grandeur which belongs to no other woman of the Bible.” While the Bible does not analyze or even portray her character, but simply sets forth the events in which she bore so prominent a part, yet as we read between the lines we cannot fail to see her as a woman of prodigious force of intellect and will. The sacred narrative does not record that she possessed any of the finer, nobler feminine qualities. She knew nothing of the restraint of higher principles. Savage and relentless, this proud and strong-minded woman carried out her foul schemes. A gifted woman, she prostituted all her gifts for the furtherance of evil, and her misdirected talents became a curse. Persuasive, her influence was wrongly directed. Resolute above other women, she used her strength of character to destroy a king and her own offspring, as well as pollute the life of a nation.
She Was an Ardent Idolater
Baal had no more dedicated devoteé than Jezebel. None could match her zeal for the worship of Ashtaroth the famous goddess of the Zidonians, as zealous and liberal maintenance of hundreds of idolatrous priests clearly proves. Not content with establishing the idol worship of her own country in her husband’s court, she sought to convert Israel to Baal worship. Two heathen sanctuaries were built, one at Samaria with its 450 priests, and the other at Jezreel with its 400 priests. In a most relentless fashion Jezebel tried to drive out the true prophets of Jehovah from the land, and thus became the first religious female persecutor in history. From her idolatrous father, a high priest of Ashtaroth, she inherited her fanatical religious enthusiasm, which inspired her to exterminate the worship of the true and living God, and almost succeeded in the attempt.
The flooding of the nation with all the immoralities and cruel superstitions of such a demoralizing cult as Baalism, brought upon the scene the chief of the true prophets, Elijah. He appeared suddenly before Ahab, predicted three years of drought, and at the end of the period unexpectedly appeared again and challenged the 850 prophets of Baal to a supreme test of power on the top of Mount Carmel. “In language of unparalleled audacity Elijah taunted them with the impotence of their boasted deities, and the strange contest ended in the triumphant vindication of Jehovah.” The people seized the priests of Baal and massacred them and Ahab was completely frightened.
The triumphant Elijah had yet to reckon with Jezebel, however, who, when she heard from Ahab about the slaughter of all her well-fed priests, swore a terrible oath to destroy Elijah and his partners “by tomorrow this time.” But Elijah, although he had defied the king and stood out alone against the multitude of the priests and worshipers of Baal, felt that the fury of a murderous woman was more than he could face, and fled for his life across the kingdom of Judah, leaving the haughty queen, for the time being, in undisputed possession of the stage.
She Was a Dominating Wife
Ahab was like a puppet in the hands of his overpowering wife. Because he was pliant and weak, Jezebel found it easy to achieve her murderous designs. How could worthless and spineless Ahab resist the evil scheming of his unscrupulous partner? With Lady Macbeth, Jezebel was the evil genius of the man, and a frightful crime ensued. It was Jezebel who became the feared commander in Israel and not the cowardly husband she could wrap around her thumb. It may be that Ahab was more luxury-loving and sensual than cruel, but under the complete domination of a ruthless woman he was forced to act against his finer feelings. “His culpability in this hideous drama lies chiefly in his using his personal power as a means to Jezebel’s wicked ends,” says Mary Hallet. “For without Ahab’s authority, Jezebel would have been a serpent without fangs.” In this marriage, Ahab was the weaker vessel with a wife who mocked at his conscientious scruples and bound him in all wickedness as with strong chains.
She Was a Corrupt Tree
Our Lord used a striking figure to illustrate the continuing influence of evil, emanating from a life destitute of godly principles—
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? … a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit…. a corrupt tree cannot bring forth good fruit (Matthew 7:16-20).
Jezebel was rotten root and branch, and thus everything connected with her was contaminated. How appropriate are the lines of Shakespeare as we think of Jezebel who, in her strength of character, lust for power, remorseless rejection of godliness, and unshrinking and resolute activity to abolish all that interferes with the fulfillment of her wicked designs, was a veritable prototype of Catherine de Medici &–;
A strong adversary, an inhuman wretch, incapable of pity, void and empty from every drachm of pity.
Her offspring imbibed and continued the wickedness they grew up in. Jezebel’s evil influence was revived in her daughter Athaliah of Judea (see href=”/id/42363331-3041-4246-2D41-3445382D3344″>Athaliah). Her malign character reappears in her eldest son, Ahaziah, who, like his idolatrous mother, was a devout worshiper of Baal. Her second son, Jehoram or Joram, was another image of his mother—further corrupt fruit from a corrupt tree. It was Jehoram, who heard from the lips of Jehu who had been raised up to obliterate the Ahab dynasty, that there would be no peace in Israel, “so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many” (2 Kings 9:22). Is it to be wondered at that Jehoram suffered a similiar fate to that of his mother’s at the hands of Jehu?
She Was a Treacherous Schemer
The tragedy of Naboth and his vineyard reveals how despicable a woman Jezebel was. Life was cheap to such a female who had murder in her veins. Her father, Ethbaal, murdered his predecessor, Phelles. Brought up in such a home of intrigue and massacre what else could we expect but a she-devil as Jezebel became? Clarence E. Macartney in his volume on Bible Characters in dealing with Naboth says &–;
His refusal was the introduction to one of the strangest, most powerful, and most terrible dramas of the Bible; a drama, on the one side, of innocence, courage, independence, and the fear of God, and, on the other side, of covetousness, avarice, cruelty, perjury, death and terrible retribution. Outside of the Bible itself, it would take a Shakespeare or one of the Greek tragic poets to do justice to it.
As a typical Oriental despot, Jezebel was prepared to murder in her stride toward the desired objective, as the incident of Naboth’s vineyard reveals. King Ahab happened to see this fruitful vineyard and inquired as to its owner. Learning it belonged to Naboth, Ahab called him to the palace and offered to buy the vineyard. But it was not for sale. It had belonged to his forefathers and had become precious to Naboth, and as an Israelite Ahab understood his desire to retain it. Thwarted in what he coveted, Ahab took to his bed and refused food.
Then Jezebel came upon the scene. Learning what had happened, and, as a foreigner from a country where the wishes of a king were never questioned, she revealed herself as a woman of accumulated authority when she consoled Ahab by saying—
Arise and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry. I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
Jezebel ordered, by letter, stamped with the royal seal, a public feast. She also instituted an assembly of the people of Jezreel to try the pious Naboth for blasphemies against God and the king. Naboth was arrested, tried and condemned on the false witnesses secured by Jezebel. She found these witnesses in order to appear within the bounds of the law. Found guilty, Naboth was stoned until his innocent life was beaten out of him, and Ahab took possession of the much-coveted vineyard. But the blood of godly Naboth did not cry out in vain. God called Elijah out of his retirement to go to Ahab and pronounce the fearful doom awaiting the murderous pair and their unholy seed. The prophet told the king of his fate—
In the place where the dogs licked the blood of Naboth, shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
This prophecy was fulfilled shortly after its pronouncement for war broke out between the Israelites and the Syrians, and Ahab, while riding in his chariot, received his death wound. The blood-soaked chariot was taken to the spring which ran through Naboth’s vineyard, and the dogs came and licked up the bloody water. Concerning Jezebel, Elijah said, “The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel,” and shortly we shall see how this prophecy was also fulfilled to the very letter.
She Loved Personal Adornment
The death of the one whom Jezebel had “stirred up to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord” revealed her to be as incapable of remorse as of fear. There was no sign of repentance in her, as she went out proudly to meet her prophesied doom. Jehu had been appointed and anointed as the avenger of Jehovah, and he set about his grim task of meting out justice to those who had polluted the land. Jezebel’s son and grandson met Jehu in the blood-stained vineyard Naboth had once possessed. Jehu slew Jezebel’s son, the king of Israel, and her grandson was overtaken in flight and was slain. The still proud, defiant queen-mother knew her last hour was not far away, and great-grandmother though she was, she took time to arrange her hair and paint her face, and looked out at a window to greet Jehu as he passed by. Perhaps as Morton suggests, “Jezebel did not paint her face from any motive of coquetry or vanity. She knew that death was ready to take her. Therefore, she determined to die like a queen…. As Cleopatra, when about to die, robed herself in festal garments, so Jezebel painted her eyes with antimony and placed her jewelled crown upon her head; then, mounting to the palace tower, she watched the thundering advance of Jehu’s chariot.”
This one touch of grandeur in her foul life gave rise to the bitter taunt, “a painted Jezebel,” which came into vogue in England during the sixteenth century when, as Edith Deen reminds us, “painting the face was accepted as prima-facie evidence that a woman had loose morals. Certainly no woman’s name in history has become so commonly accepted as a synonym for wickedness.”
She Died a Horrible Death
The climax came as Jehu entered the city gate. Reaching the palace, he looked up to the window from which came the taunting voice of Jezebel: “Is it peace, thou Zimri, thou murderer of thy master?” Such a taunt maddened her victorious enemy, and seeing the two eunuchs standing at the window with the defiant queen he shouted up to them, “Who is on my side? Who? Throw her down!”
They obeyed and threw her out of the window, and as she fell the walls were sprinkled with her blood. Below her were the soldiers with their spears, the horses to tread her underfoot and the hungry dogs waiting for her flesh. The triumphant Jehu entered the palace over Jezebel’s dead body. As he ate and drank, he remembered that the one who had just died as prophesied had been a queen and a mother of kings, so he ordered—
“Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her. And they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.”
So died Jezebel, the idolater, the tyrant, the murderess. She had sown to the wind, and reaped the whirlwind. Many of the godly in Israel must have felt that while Jezebel held evil sway over the land, the mills of God seemed to grind slowly. They came to realize, however, that they grind exceedingly sure and small. Thus Jezebel encountered a “mysterious, terrible and divine retribution.”
Ere we turn from our portrait of one of the most wicked women who ever breathed, there are one or two lessons to glean from her deeply stained record. No matter from what angle we approach the life of Jezebel she stands out as a beacon to both nations and individuals that the wages of sin is death. Further, from this great tragic figure of literature and of history we learn how important it is for the influence of a wife and mother to be on the side of all that is good and noble. As Ahab’s evil genius, Jezebel was the absolute negation of all God meant woman to be, namely, a true help-meet of man. Ahab, we read, was “stirred up” by Jezebel but stirred up in the wrong direction. When a man marries a woman because of her beauty or forceful personality, or marries a wicked woman or one opposed to his religion, he usually courts sorrow, heartache and disappointment. Jezebel retained her obstinate, unbending character to the very end. The death of the man whose life she polluted brought no repentance. What a difference story would have been written if only she had learned how to stir up her husband and children to love God and follow good works (2 Timothy 1:6; 2 Peter 1:13). Her misdirected talents, however, brought upon her a curse. The evil she perpetrated was done under the guise of religion, just as the cruelties of the Inquisition and the tortures of Smithfield were.
Finally, evil and craft and godlessness bring their own reward, and the wicked reap what they sow. Retribution overtook Jezebel when her body was thrown out of the window to be torn and mangled, and then eaten by dogs. As a daughter of the devil, she suffers a worse retribution in the realms of the doomed. Milton wrote of the God-rejector as—
Him the Almighty Father hurled headlong flaming with hideous ruin and combustion down to bottomless perdition, there to dwell in adamantive chains and penal fires, who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms.
There are those who reject such a lurid description of the fate of the wicked who, like Jezebel, defy and deny God, but the divine Word still stands, that Christ is to be revealed from heaven to take vengeance on those who spurn God and who reject the saving Gospel of His beloved Son (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10).
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Source 3: Jezebel: infamous queen (Italics is important information/use)
Jezebel means ‘Where is the prince?’- the ‘prince’ being the fertility god Baal. Baal was in the underworld or Land of the Dead in winter. Baal’s followers would then chant ‘Where is the prince?’ as a prayer to encourage the onset of spring and the return of vegetation. Jezebel was unflinchingly loyal to Baal, and went to her death wearing the ritual make-up and headdress of a priestess of Baal.
Jezebel, daughter of a king, wife of a king, mother to two kings; a woman accustomed to power
Ahab her husband, an able military leader and a brave soldier, but one who suffered from depression
Elijah, leader of the Jahwist priesthood and Jezebel’s sworn enemy; he did not trust royal power
Jehu, protegee of the Jahwist party, leader of the coup d’etat that destroyed the ruling family in Israel
Gold spiral bracelet of two snakes whose tails are tied in a Hercules knot that is decorated with a garnet in a bezel setting; from Eretria, on the island of Euboea, 4th–3rd century BC.
Main themes of the story
The story of Jezebel is about two issues:
• religious conflict between the priests of Yahweh and worshippers of the agricultural gods Baal and Asherah
• political conflict about the nature of kingship. Jezebel came from Phoenicia, where her father was an absolute monarch. She assumed a king had absolute power and could rule as he wished. This was opposed to the Israelite ideal of a king who ruled under the guidance of Yahweh and Yahweh’s priests.
Throughout the centuries, Jezebel has been attacked as a whore, and her name used to describe a woman of promiscuous behavior. But there is nothing in Jezebel’s story to suggest that she was ever unfaithful to Ahab. In fact, she seems to have been fiercely loyal to him even in adversity.
The story of Jezebel has three episodes:
1. The conflict between worshippers of Yahweh and Baal (at 1 Kings 16:29-34, 18:17-40, 19:1-3) The story of Jezebel, a Phoenician princess married to Ahab, king of the northern kingdom of Israel, is set in the turbulent period of the divided kingdoms, when various dynasties struggled for political power in Israel and Judah.
There was open conflict between the followers of Yahweh and Baal. Jezebel supported the agricultural gods Baal and Anat. Elijah supported Yahweh. Jezebel’s husband Ahab tried to steer a middle course, encouraging tolerance between the two belief systems.
2. The episode of Naboth’s vineyard (at 1 Kings 21:1-16) Ahab, Jezebel’s husband, wanted to own a vineyard near his villa at Jezreel. The owner, Naboth, would not sell. Jezebel arranged the death of Naboth, so that ownership of the vineyard passed to Ahab.
3. The death of Jezebel and her family (at 1 Kings 22:29-40, 2 Kings 9:21-28, 9:30-37) Jezebel and all the members of her family were killed during a palace coup d’etat led by Jehu. She was thrown down from a palace balcony and eaten by dogs. Nevertheless she died with courage, dressed royally as a queen and a priestess of Baal. For a short version of the story of Jezebel, see Bible People: Jezebel
Short version (from: http://www.bible-people.info/Jezebel.htm)
Jezebel was a princess from the rich coastal city of Sidon in Phoenicia,
where her father was king.
He had usurped the throne, and was a force to be reckoned with. Strong men
often have confident, ambitious daughters, and Jezebel proved to be just that.
She married Ahab, son of a famous warrior king of Israel called Omri, who had
also usurped the throne and was one of the great warriors and builders of the
When she moved to Israel Jezebel stayed loyal to her own gods, the gods of
agriculture and weather. She believed ardently in them, and was probably a High Priestess in the worship of Baal, her most loved god. He was god of storms,
rivers and water, but she probably also worshipped his divine wife Asherah, who personified the fertility of all females and was a fierce champion of the family.
When Jezebel presided over worship and sacrifices, she wore the ritual make-up
and clothing of a priestess – the heavy make-up of Egyptian Pharaohs and
their queens gives some idea of what this looked like.
Monotheism was still in its infancy, and most people in the ancient world
venerated a number of gods. The people of Israel wavered between Jahweh
and Baal, and there was mutual hatred between the priests of Jahweh and Baal.
Each side was more than happy to murder their opponents.
Jezebel Meets Elijah
Jezebel championed the priests of Baal, and she found herself confronting the
Israelite prophet (or as she would have seen him, political agitator) Elijah.
In a dramatic showdown on Mount Carmel, hundreds of her priests were
slaughtered by the Jahwist devotees led by Elijah. Jezebel swore revenge,
and Elijah went into hiding for a time.
Despite her modern reputation as a floozy, Jezebel seems to have been fiercely
loyal to her husband Ahab. He was almost constantly engaged in leading the
army and fighting battles, and Jezebel would often have been in charge of
keeping government on track while he was away at the battlefield. She grew used
to exercising power.
Jezebel’s father in Sidon was an absolute monarch, and she believed that a
king’s word was law. But this was not the Israelite view. Many of the tribal groups
were still reluctant to accept centralized government, and thought their king had
too much power already.
Jezebel Kills Naboth
In one incident, Jezebel’s husband Ahab needed a plot of land to serve the palace at Jezreel.
The owner of the land, Naboth, would not sell. He wanted to resist the creeping
social change that was occurring all over Israel at the time, as the rich (in the form of landed estates) grew richer and the poor (the general populace) grew poorer.
In this impasses, Ahab fell into some sort of black depression – though a great
warrior himself, he always lived in the shadow of his famous father.
Jezebel decided to act. She ruthlessly arranged the judicial murder of Naboth,
and took over the land that was necessary for palace expansion. She thought she
was within her rights; many people disagreed.
Jezebel’s Son Becomes King
Her husband died a noble death in battle, and her son Ahaziah succeeded to
Two years later he died in an ‘accident’, falling from a high balcony in the palace
(is it a coincidence that Jezebel also died falling from a window)
The details of her son’s death are unclear, but it is obvious there had been some
sort of attempted palace coup.
Her second son Joram became king, but after some years he was attacked and murdered by Jehu, a sinister man who had once served in Joram’s army.
Jezebel saw her son die, shot in the heart by Jehu.
Jezebel is Murdered by Jehu
In the ensuing violence Jezebel was killed, flung by her own eunuchs from a
high balcony. She died as a queen should, magnificent and defiant, hurling insults
at her murderers even to her last breath.
She had dressed herself in royal regalia, and applied make-up to her eyes and
face, and put on her royal crown – it is from this that we get the expression
‘painted like a Jezebel’. Queens in the ancient world dressed in heavy
regalia which had religious and political significance.
When she was thrown down from the balcony she fell onto the pavement of the
palace’s central courtyard, and the usurper, Jehu, ran his iron-wheeled chariot
back and forth over her dying body. Then he went into the palace for a celebratory dinner.
Afterwards, Jehu remembered that her body was still lying in the courtyard of the
palace, and ordered that it be buried. She was, after all, a queen. But the palace
dogs had got to it first, and all that remained of this royal woman was her head
and her hands.
The royal children are murdered
After this, Jehu ordered the murder all of the young men and boys of the royal
family, about seventy in all. They were hunted down one by one, and killed by the
people who had been entrusted with their care. Their head were sent to Jehu in
baskets – he ordered they be displayed at the city gates. Then he ordered the
deaths of all those who had killed the boys – it was too dangerous, thought Jehu,
to let them live.
Thus Jezebel, her family, and all her followers died.
Conflict between followers of Yahweh and Baal
Go to 1 Kings 16:29-34, 18:17-40, 19:1-3
Jezebel was a Phoenician princess, a daughter of the king and queen of the rich coastal city-state of Sidon. She was brought up in a cultured and luxurious environment. Her people, the Phoenicians, were cosmopolitan and sophisticated, and controlled large areas of the eastern Mediterranean.
See the magnificent jewelry from Nimrud at Bible Archaeology: Jewelry. Jezebel’s small kingdom could not have afforded jewelry as opulent as this, but the Nimrud jewels are from roughly the same period, so Jezebel would have aspired to something similar.
When Jezebel was old enough, a marriage was arranged for her with Ahab, King of Israel. ‘He (Ahab) took as his wife Jezebel daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.’ Jezebel’s parents were high priests in the worship of Baal, in Sidon. Jezebel herself was probably a priestess of Baal. She was trained to lead and to command.
Brought up as a Phoenician, she saw it as her duty to guard the worship of Baal and Asherah. She believed these gods regulated the fertility of the country she now lived in and ruled. Bible Archaeology: Ancient Religions describes religion in the ancient world. Read 1 Kings 16:29-34.
Many of the people in the northern province of Israel shared her beliefs. They worshipped a number of gods including Yahweh, Baal and Asherah. But others believed they could give your loyalty to only one god, and that this god was Yahweh. The worshippers of Yahweh were the ones who wrote the story and of course they tell the story to emphasize the power of their own god Yahweh.
At some time during Ahab’s reign there was a terrible drought throughout Israel and Judah. It is hard for a modern person to appreciate what drought meant to these people, because none of us are likely to die as a result of famine.
To ancient people, it was a different matter. As food grew scarce, the old and the very young began to die, then the adults, until only the young, strong adults were left.
This was the situation in Jezebel’s kingdom at that time. As the drought worsened, so did the desperation of the people. Every entreaty was made to the gods – to any god who might listen. A contest developed between the people who worshipped Baal, and those who worshipped Yahweh. It was a contest that would end with the death of many people. ‘Then Elijah said to the people “I, even I only, am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets number four hundred and fifty. Let two bulls be given to us. Let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it. Then you call on the name of your god and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire is indeed God.” All the people answered “Well spoken!”’
Read 1 Kings 18:17-40
According to the biblical text, the priests of Baal lost the contest in a spectacular way, with fire exploding from the sky. All four and hundred and fifty were slaughtered by the followers of Elijah. The text records the end of the severe drought that had gripped the land.
When Jezebel heard that the priests of Baal had been murdered, she made a vow to avenge their deaths.
‘Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying “So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life…’
Read 1 Kings 19:1-3
Elijah knew that Jezebel would make a fearsome enemy, so he fled.
1 Kings 21:1-16
During their 20-year reign, Jezebel and Ahab built a new capital city at Samaria. Among other things, it contained an opulent palace and a temple to Baal and Asherah.
See Bible Archaeology: Palaces for images of the excavations there, and information about the extraordinary building program.
The palace was a two-storey building surrounding a grand, ceremonial courtyard. It was called the Ivory House because of the number of carved ivory decorations on its walls and furniture. Archaeologists have unearthed many of the ivory plaques that decorated the walls and furniture of this palace.
A second royal house was built near Jezreel – there are also images of the archaeological excavations there at Bible Archaeology: Cities.
It was a villa, overlooking rolling hills and lush vineyards – Jezreel stood in a commanding position looking over the lush Valley of Jezreel. Near the villa at Jezreel was the vineyard of Naboth. Ahab needed to amalgamate this land into the land owned by the royal villa, to grow crops to feed the administrative and military staff living there. He made a fair offer to Naboth, but Naboth did not wish to sell.
There was a long-standing tradition that inherited property should not be sold to anyone outside the family, if it had been continuously occupied by the one family since the settlement of Canaan. Naboth held stubbornly to this tradition, defying the king.
‘He (Ahab) lay down on his bed, turned away his face, and would not eat.
His wife Jezebel came to him and said “Why are you so depressed that you will not eat?” He said to her “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him “Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard for it”, but he answered “I will not give you my vineyard”.
His wife Jezebel said to him “Do you now govern Israel? Get up, eat some food and be cheerful. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite”.’
Ahab was an Israelite, and he understood Naboth’s reasoning. He also understood that the Israelite kings did not have unlimited power, as kings in surrounding countries had. Jezebel, on the other hand, came from Sidon, where her royal parents had unlimited power. She was scornful of the way Ahab let his own subjects get the better of him.
Read 1 Kings 21:1-16
The key to Jezebel’s character is that she behaved like a Phoenician princess, not like an Israelite woman. She believed the monarch had absolute power, and was contemptuous of the limitations that the traditional Hebrew Law put on her. Like other Middle Eastern monarchs of the time, she believed that the ruler of a kingdom made the law.
Jezebel took matters into her own hands. She had Naboth and his sons accused of treason, on false evidence, and they were duly convicted and executed. The vineyard, being the property of convicted traitors, reverted to state ownership. Ahab had his vineyard.
This story shows royal power being misused. It is similar to the story of David, Uriah and Bathsheba. It asks the questions: how should power be used, and what limits should there be so that it cannot be abused?
The murder of Jezebel and her family
1 Kings 22:29-40, 2 Kings 9:21-28, 9:30-37
Ahab, husband of Jezebel, spent a good part of his reign fighting on the battlefield – for information about Ahab and his father the legendary Omri, see Bible Top Ten Warriors.
Ahab made a military alliance with Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah. Together they warred against the king of Aram, to gain territory that they claimed as their own. In the battle between the two armies, Ahab disguised himself so that the opposing army would not concentrate their attack on him. This story is at Warfare: Armour Depending on your point of view, Ahab acted in either a cunning or a cowardly way. In any event, he was mortally wounded in the battle. ‘But a certain man drew his bow and unknowingly struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate; so he said to the driver of his chariot “Turn around, and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded”.’ Read 1 Kings 22:29-40.
In the aftermath of the battle, the prophecy of Elijah in 1 Kings 21:19 came true. Ahab had fallen and died in his chariot. His blood seeped over the boards of the chariot floor, and when it was taken back to Samaria, some dogs licked at the blood before the chariot could be washed.
Ahab was succeeded by his son Ahaziah, whose reign lasted only two years. He was injured in a fall that may or may not have been a bizarre accident, and died soon after. His brother Joram then became king. Both these young men were sons of Jezebel.
At this stage, Jehu enters the story. He was an ambitious army officer favored by the prophet Elisha, who anointed Jehu as king even while the reigning king Joram of Israel still lived. (9:1-3, 14). Jehu planned a coup d’etat against the dynasty of Ahab.
He saw his chance when King Joram was wounded in a battle against the Arameans. Joram went to the walled villa at Jezreel to recover from his wounds, and there he was visited by King Ahaziah of Judah. Jehu set a trap for both the young kings, luring them out of the safety of the walls of Jezreel, and then he murdered them both.
Jezebel, standing on the watchtower at Jezreel, saw it all.
The slaughter did not stop there. The success of Jehu’s coup depended on the death of every member of the royal family. Jehu continued on to Jezreel, and his soldiers broke through the villa’s defences.
When Jezebel heard what has happened to her son, she knew immediately what lay in store for her. She did not flinch for a moment. She dressed herself in the full regalia of a queen, with the ornate ritual make-up and head-dress of a priestess of Baal and Asherah.
She went out onto the balcony of the courtyard to face Jehu as he approached. She called him ‘Zimri’, the name of a murderer and usurper of a previous king. She accused him of murdering his anointed king.
‘When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. She painted her eyes, and adorned her head, and looked out of the window.
As Jehu entered the gate, she said “Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?” He looked up to the window and said “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked out at him. He said “Throw her down.” So they threw her down.
Some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, which trampled on her. Then Jehu went in and ate and drank.
He said “See to that cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king’s daughter.” But when they came to bury her, they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and palms of her hands.’
Read 2 Kings 9:21-37.
Jezebel died as a queen should die: magnificent and defiant, hurling insults at her murderers to the last moment of her life. Jehu let marauding dogs eat her flesh, so that there was nothing left to bury. (Read about these savage dogs at Dogs in the Bible.)
Then he murdered every one of the male children of her family, about seventy in all, ordering that their severed heads be sent to him in baskets (2 Kings 10).
(Source from – http://www.womeninthebible.net/1.12.Jezebel.htm.)
In a kinder analysis, Jezebel emerges as a fiery and determined person, with an intensity matched only by Elijah’s. She is true to her native religion and customs. She is even more loyal to her husband. Throughout her reign, she boldly exercises what power she has. And in the end, having lived her life on her own terms, Jezebel faces certain death with dignity.
As I’ve been researching the bible figure known as Jezebel, I have come across some information of, supposedly, her only daughter Athaliah – I’ve looked up her story. And it seems to be somewhat similar to her mothers, I am planning to look deeper into her story. However I am bearing this woman in mind for later use in my story. Getting back to Jezebel. Through each account I have seen a portrait of a most evil woman. One who was more feisty than fire – and stronger than steel – as she goes about ruling the kingdom with bloodshed. Qualities, which if they had been willed for greater good, could be seen as honorable.
However I have noticed a small redeeming feature.
Jezebel seemed extremely loyal to her faith of Baal – a faith she had been taught religiously to follow since an infant. Her faith seems to be one of her greatest passions, one that she would kill to defend.
After her priests had been slaughtered by Elijah – after the sacred test using the bulls, and calling upon their gods to set it alight. Jezebel made the threat, due to her strict in up bringing to believe in Baal. Humans have been known to stand up to their believes, and defend it in every way possible. Killing her priests had been a spit in the face to her belief.
Another belief that she held strongly to was that a King had supreme rule over the kingdom. Which was customary in her homeland.
Perhaps Jezebel truly believed that Naboth was committing treason due to him refusing king – a belief that the king’s word was law, had been placed within her since she was, yet again, an infant.
And perhaps Jezebel had been seen barbaric – or unjust – was because of these believes which were so alien to her king’s people. Perhaps Jezebel was just following her beliefs, and the people wanted rid of her.
Going back once again to Athaliah I have read her story of marrying Jehoram of Judah. Within the kingdom she encouraged the worship of Baal – just as her mother did. Then after the death of her husband, her son Aziah, ruled for only a year. When Jehu killed Jezebel’s son, Aziah was slain too. In her grief, and apparent ambition to take the throne, supposedly Athaliah killed off then rest of the royal blood line.
However I noticed an interesting piece to this part of the story. Around the same time as this supposed mother’s massacre against her children took place. Jehu – who had killed Aziah, and had Jezebel thrown out of a window by her own servants – ordered the death of the seventy male relatives of Jezebel.
All of Athaliah’s male relatives in Jezreel, capital city of Israel – the seventy boys and young men in the royal family, were rounded up and beheaded. On Jehu’s orders their heads were placed in baskets at the city gate. Jehu then herded forty-two of Athaliah’s adult male relatives into a pit and slaughtered them at Betheked. It seemed as if he had killed anyone in Israel and Judah who might be able to claim the thrones of these kingdoms. – (http://www.womeninthebible.net/athaliah.htm)
Though the piece above is possibly an opinion – rather than what took place – to me this seems interesting . Though could just be a coincidence that Athaliah killed her relatives around the same time, that Jehu killed Jezebel’s relatives. But I want to use this idea because it’ll make an interesting twist plot point to a story.
FINAL STORY IDEA?:
Using Athaliah and Jezebel as characters I’m going to place it in Space – during the aftermath of a civil war.
Athaliah will be an empress by day, but is a secret assassin by night. She plans to avenge her mother, an empress of another planet, and her deceased husband.
Athaliah enters the ship of the man responsible for the death of her loved ones. However she is captured. Upon questioning Athaliah accuses the men of murdering her mother. The leader declares that her accusation will do no good, as they speak her other family is being slaughtered – on her orders. When in reality it’s his men killing them, claiming that the unloved empress order it. As the leader leaves Athaliah to her fate, she vows that someone will discover the truth. The leader says that no one will believe a mad woman.
Though I feel that this could be interesting – like my second idea, there isn’t a lot of strength to it.
During the week – as I try to get a final idea – I went to my dad’s house. As I sat in the living room, I began to think about how I felt when my mom and dad split up. The main feeling had been betrayle. This led me to thinking about the story of Abraham and Isaac.
Isaac and Abraham – The Test from God
Everyone knows the story of Isaac and Abraham.
God asked Abraham, a loyal follower, to take his only son – Isaac, whom Abraham loved so dearly – to the Mountain Moriah. When reaching there God would tell Abraham to build an alter, where Isaac would be sacrificed. Though saddened by the order, Abraham put absolute trust in God.
Packing with a couple of mules Abraham set out with Isaac and a couple of servants. They travelled and soon reached the mountain. Abraham told his servants to wait for him and Isaac.
The father and son travelled up the mountain until they reached the spot that god showed Abraham. As they set up the alter Isaac asked where the lamb was to be sacrificed. Abraham replied that god would supply the lamb. However no lamb appeared. So Abraham did as God asked. He prepared Isaac to be sacrificed. However just as he went to make the killing blow, an angel appeared and said to Abraham not to harm the child. God had seen his loyalty, and that Isaac could be set free. Abraham then spotted a ram, which God had sent – and that was placed as the sacrifice. Then the father and son went back down the mountain to head home. When Isaac grows up Abraham finds him a beautiful wife named Rebecca.
Though this story is meant to mainly focus on Abraham’s unwavering loyalty, and trust, in God. And to teach the reader that if you trust God all shall be well, and that he shall reward those most loyal to him. (And there have been suggestions that this story is meant to foreshadow Christ dying on the cross for us, as God sacrifices his only son for us.)
I, however, have a nagging feeling to question how Isaac felt in all of this. Even though there is a suggestion that Isaac completely trusted his father – since we hear of no struggle as Abraham tied him up. What if Isaac was not happy about it? Then at the end of it, and beyond, – even if he was allowed to live – what if this event changed Isaac’s view of his father.
The man he completely trusted, so willingly sacrificed him to fulfill the order of a powerful man. Did Isaac see this a sort of betrayal?
Abraham was believed to love Isaac deeply, and the feeling must have been mutual. What if for years after Isaac questioned what may have happened. If the Angel had not appeared, would his father have gone through with the deed?
What if Isaac simply remained happy to hide his hurt. Then one day it becomes too much to bear?
ENTER THE PITCH IDEA FOUR?:
Ivan suffers from a terrible nightmare, before being awoken by his wife Becky. Brushing off the nightmare Ivan gets ready for the family party. As the day goes on Ivan keeps thinking about his nightmare.
Then suddenly his parents, Alan and Sarah arrive for the party. The atmosphere becomes tense between Ivan and Alan. During the dinner the nightmare replays in a bit more detail, Becky calls out to Ivan – whom looks to find that everyone is looking at him. Ivan says grace, and seems to strike a cord when he says the line “And we thank you for our family, whom stand by us and protect us from all harm… even the harm they can carry out by their own hand.”
For a moment all is silent at the table, and then Sarah starts a conversation with one of the children. The family has its dinner. Afterwards Ivan watches the kids, Becky, and Sarah. Alan brings in the rest of the dishes; he tries to make a conversation by complimenting Becky’s cooking.
Ivan says nothing but continues to wash a glass. As Alan continues his attempts at conversation – saying about how proud he is of Ivan, how the boys are growing so quickly, and how much he loves the family – Ivan tightens his grip breaking the glass. As Alan comes forward to help him clear it up, the nightmare begins to get stronger. Ivan snaps at Alan ‘Would you have done it?’ Alan replies with not understanding. Ivan demands to known if he would have killed him.
The nightmare plays out – but revealing to be a suppressed memory. Alan was a man who worked for the Mafia. They ruled the town – and, during a time where member’s loyalty was being questioned, to prove his loyalty, when Alan said that he would do anything, the mafia boss ordered him to bring his son to a secret location. And then to kill him.
Alan does as he says. However just before Alan goes to pull the trigger, the boss tells him to back off saying that he believes Alan’s loyalty. That night Ivan went silent, and lost all trust for his father.
Cuts back to the present where Alan repeats his question. Alan turns from Ivan, and then faces Ivan saying that he will be forever haunted by that night. Alan knew that he can never take back that night, and that if Ivan wants to hate him forever – the he’ll understand. But Alan says that he’s sorry for putting Ivan through that. Yet if it came to it, Alan would have killed the mob boss and his henchman to give Ivan a chance to run… even if Alan had died. Alan puts his hand on Ivan’s shoulder.
Then suddenly the two embrace.
IDEA FOUR – VERSION TWO (FINAL VERSION):
Ivan has a nightmare, and is awoken by his fiancée Becky.
The two get up and prepare for the engagement party. Through out the day Ivan weaves in and out, as he thinks about his nightmare – the detail is stronger. Ivan is hooded and in the back of a car. The car stops – then Ivan if walking down the side of a warehouse – then Ivan is pushed into a doorway that opens.
Suddenly Becky calls out to Ivan – brining him back to the present – and we see her looking at him in concern. He brushes it off; until he sees his Dad, Alan, enter with his mom, Sarah. Though obvious tension between the father and son, Ivan continues to celebrate his party.
Later, after the guests are gone, Ivan is busy washing the dishes as he watches Becky and Sarah talk in the garden. Alan brings in the rest of the dishes, and he tries to strike up a conversation with Ivan. He compliments how happy Ivan and Becky look, he then rambles onto say that he’s proud of Ivan – and that he truly loves him. Ivan shatters the glass in his hand, and Alan comes forwards to help.
Ivan demands to know if Alan would have gone through with it. We flash from the present to the nightmare – where we see Alan take Ivan be taken before a mob boss and others. Alan looks confused, then Ivan demands to know if Alan would have killed him. Ivan is forced to kneel before the boss, as his hood is taken off. The boss speaks to Alan, and tells him he’s done good to bring his son – and now it was time to prove Alan’s loyalty, which has been brought into questions. Then the boss hands Ivan a knife, and tells him to finish it. Alan with heavy heart, yet no hesitation, pulls back Ivan’s head, and places the knife to his neck. Just as he goes to pull it back, the boss tells him to stop.
He believes Alan’s loyalty, and there is no need to kill Ivan. As Ivan is untied, and the boss pats Alan on the back, the father and son share a look. Cut back to the present, then back to the memory, and then back to the present. Their facial expressions are similar.
Ivan, on the verge of tears, demands to know if Alan if would have gone through with it, or was he proud of it. Alan replies no. Alan would have not gone through with it. Though the boss’s word was law, Alan still had a free will. And he would have wounded the members to give Ivan the chance to escape, if it had come to it. And though he cannot change what he did, Alan deeply regrets what he did… and can only say how sorry he is. But if Ivan wants to hate Alan for the rest of life, then Alan would accept it.
Ivan hugs his father, crying, feeling at peace that his father would have not killed him.
The scene changes to the wedding day where we see Alan with Sarah as they look at Ivan saying I do. Alan and Ivan look at each other and smile.
I feel that idea four is the best one to go with. Though yes it’s deep, I feel that it could be an intresting point of view to the story, since no one had really questioned Issac’s feeling – just looked at the story and see Abraham’s loyalty.
I plan for this Pitch to be done, similar to how i PRESENTED ‘Perception’ – telling the image using still shot art.