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[ath-uh-lahy-uh] /ˌæθ əˈlaɪ ə/
a daughter of Ahab and Jezebel and usurper of the throne of Judah, reigned 842–837 b.c. II Kings 11:1–3.
Also, Douay Bible, Athalia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Athaliah, whose name 131 gives its title to the tragedy, was daughter to the wicked king, Ahab.

    French Classics William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • In this way she hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not put to death.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the sons of the king.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Such conduct breathes the known spirit of Jezebel and of Athaliah.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • As has already been intimated, Racine, after "Athaliah," wrote tragedy no more.

    Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • Athaliah might naturally have hoped for the regency; but this did not content her.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • These men formed the body-guard of the usurper Athaliah, who stood in need of foreign mercenaries.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • Athaliah disappears from history, and with her the dark race of Jezebel.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Athaliah has now just heard the announcement of things that assure her of the overthrow of her usurpation.

    Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • The place of burial of the usurper Athaliah is not mentioned.

Athaliah in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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