The spiritual environment of Jezebel and Ahab
And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshiped him.
1 Kings 16:31
It turns out that the father of Jezebel wasn’t just the king of the Sidonians. Sidon was a city that was part of the district Tyrus (Tyre). So in fact, we’re talking about the king of Tyrus, who is mentioned in the Bible as well. When we look Ezekiel 28, then we see a description of the king of Tyrus in verse 1 till 10. But strange enough, he is not called a king, but a governor. We’re not talking about the father of Jezebel here (as far as I know), but the interesting part about the district of Tyrus, comes in verse 11 and following: