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 11:12 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.
These dictionary topics are from 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 [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Athaliah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .