Lesley Hazleton is the author of a lovely book about Jezebel, the baddest babe in the Bible. Hazleton argues that Jezebel got her terrible reputation because she did not think, look, or act like the people who wrote the Bible. Jezebel was foreign and cosmopolitan; her critics were insulated and backward. The true story of Jezebel is not that different from the story of the last presidential election: a struggle between the city and the country, crowded blue states and sparse red states. (Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, 624-6600. 7 pm, free.) CHARLES MUDEDE

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