Ahab’s wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, “Why are you so angry that you will not eat?” He answered her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, ‘Sell me your vineyard, or, if you prefer, I will give you a vineyard in exchange.’ But he refused to let me have his vineyard.” His wife Jezebel said to him, “A fine ruler over Israel you are indeed! Get up. Eat and be cheerful. I will obtain the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite for you.” (1 Kgs 21:5-7)
In the South we use lots of Bible names. Jezebel is one of the Bible names you almost never hear in the South. Shakespeare must have had Jezebel in mind when he created the character of Lady Macbeth.