Suspicion of a wife's purity, one of the strongest passions (Numbers 5:14; Proverbs 6:34; Cant. 8:6); also an intense interest for another's honour or prosperity (Psalm 79:5; 1 Corinthians 10:22; Zechariah 1:14).

Jealousy, Image of

An idolatrous object, seen in vision by Ezekiel (Ezek. 8:3, 5), which stood in the priests' or inner court of the temple. Probably identical with the statue of Astarte (2 Kings 21:7).

Jealousy offering

The name of the offering the husband was to bring when he charged his wife with adultery (Numbers 5:11-15).

Jealousy, Waters of

Water which the suspected wife was required to drink, so that the result might prove her guilt or innocence (Numbers 5:12-17, 27). We have no record of this form of trial having been actually resorted to.