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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Athaliah (ăth-a-lî'ah), whom Jehovah afflicts. 1. The daughter of Ahab by Jezebel. She was married to Jehoram, king of Judah; and, when her son Ahaziah was slam by Jehu, she destroyed the rest of the royal family except Joash, an infant, who was concealed in the temple by his aunt Jehosheba (most likely not Athaliah's daughter), the wife of Jehoiada the high priest. Athaliah usurped the throne for six years, 884-878 b.c. In the seventh year, Jehoiada brought out the young prince. Athaliah, probably engaged in her idolatrous worship in the house of Baal, heard the shouts of the people, rushed into the temple, and saw the young king standing by, or perhaps on a pillar or platform; but her cry of "treason" only caused her own arrest and deserved execution. 2 Kings 8:18; 2 Kings 8:26; 2 Kings 11:1-21; 2 Chronicles 22:2; 2 Chronicles 22:10-12; 2 Chronicles 21:1-20; 2 Chronicles 24:7. 2. A Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:26. 3. One whose son, with many of the same family, returned from Babylon with Ezra. Ezra 8:7
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Athaliah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​a/athaliah.html. 1893.