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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.

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