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Athaliah

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When Athaliah, daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, married Jehoram of Judah, the Baalism that Ahab and Jezebel had established in Israel spread to Judah. Athaliah was a strong influence on both her husband and their son, Ahaziah, who succeeded his father as king (2 Chronicles 21:4-6; 2 Chronicles 22:1-42Ch_22:10-12; 2 Chronicles 24:7).

Six years later, Athaliah was killed in a fresh anti-Baal revolution, this one centred on Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 22:12; 2 Chronicles 23:1-15). The people then destroyed her Baal temple, Baal altars and Baal images, and restored the dynasty of David by placing her sole surviving grandson on the throne of Judah (2 Chronicles 23:16-21).

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Fleming, Don. Entry for 'Athaliah'. Bridgeway Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/bbd/a/athaliah.html. 2004.

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