Ahab and JezebelAhab & Jezebel - Two of the most wicked rulers to sit on the throne of Israel.

 

"Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.  Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him.  It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.  So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.  Ahab also made an Asherah.  Thus Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him." (I Kings 16:29-33, NASB)

 

Jezebel sought revenge on Elijah after the death of the Baal prophets (see YHWH vs Baal above).

 

"Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.  Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, 'So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.'" (I Kings 19:1-2, NASB)

 

But once again, the Lord protected Elijah.