Jezebel: Brown, Driver, Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, 1939, version 20200318

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Jezebel: Brown, Driver, Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, 1939.

אִיזֶבֶל n.pr.f. (sense uncertain, CISi. 158 there occurs the n.pr.f. בעלאזבל Baal exalts? or is husband to? [v. זָבַל], of which אִיזֶבֶל is conjectured by DHM to be an intentional alteration, made for the purpose of avoiding the name Baal. If so, א׳ perhaps suggested to the Hebrew ear the idea of un-exalted or un-husbanded), [...]

Brown, Driver, Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1906, 1939, p. 33.