Jezebel was a Sidonian princess and the daughter of King Ithobaal I of Sidon, who married Ahab, King of Israel. She is usually described as a beautiful, strong-willed, cunning and power-hungry woman who had convinced her husband to give up the worship of Yahweh, the Hebrew God, in favor of the pagan deity Baal. She further committed atrocities against prophets of Yahweh and also participated in politics, as detailed in the episode with Naboth. Starting with 1 Kings 16:31 of the Hebrew Bible, she has been mentioned in brief passages throughout the Books of Kings, parts of the Deuteronomistic history, which primarily seeks to eradicate Israel of polytheism. As such, the foreign princess with pagan beliefs is considered as the worst among biblical sinful women and is labeled a dangerous apostate and a harlot. However, modern feminist scholars see her as a courageous and outspoken woman faithful to her ancestral deities, and have questioned inconsistencies in her biblical portrayal: she is condemned for persecuting Yahweh's prophets while Elijah was rewarded for killing in Yahweh's name, and no evidence is given against her image as a promiscuous woman.