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The Definition of the word Athaliah


Whom God afflicts. (1.) 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 Chr. 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). 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. "(2.) Ezra 8:7. (3.) 1 Chr. 8:26.

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