Athaliah [N] [H] [S]
whom God afflicts. The daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and the wife of Jehoram, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 8:18 ), who "walked in the ways of the house of Ahab" ( 2 Chronicles 21:6 ), called "daughter" of Omri ( 2 Kings 8:26 ). On the death of her husband and of her son Ahaziah, she resolved to seat herself on the vacant throne. She slew all Ahaziah's children except Joash, the youngest ( 2 Kings 11:1 2 Kings 11:2 ). After a reign of six years she was put to death in an insurrection ( 2 Kings 11:20 ; 2 Chr 21:6 ; 22:10-12 ; 23:15 ), stirred up among the people in connection with Josiah's being crowned as king.
Ezra 8:7 . 1 Chronicles 8:26 .
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Athaliah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .