Oholah

Oholah

Oholibah (oh-hoh´luh, oh-hohl´i-bah; Heb., “she of the tent” and “my tent is in her”), the names of the allegorical sisters spoken of by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezek 23); Oholah represents Samaria, and Oholibah represents Jerusalem. After a youth of prostitution with the Egyptians, Oholah turned her lust upon the Assyrians and was eventually taken advantage of and destroyed by them. Oholibah surpassed the harlotries of her sister, defiling herself with the Assyrian and Babylonian lords. Ezekiel says that she too will suffer punishment for her lewd ways, for God will not ignore the faithless idolatry of Samaria and Jerusalem.

Ezek 23

Oholah and Oholibah
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Mortal, there were two women, the daughters of one mother;3they played the whore in Egypt; they played the ... View more

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