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Athaliah

[ath-uh-lahy-uh] /ˌæθ əˈlaɪ ə/
noun
1.
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.
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  • The music was adapted from Athaliah, which, so far, had only been heard at Oxford.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • In this way she hid him from Athaliah, so that he was not put to death.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Athaliah might naturally have hoped for the regency; but this did not content her.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Athaliah disappears from history, and with her the dark race of Jezebel.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Such conduct breathes the known spirit of Jezebel and of Athaliah.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • They slew Mattan, Athaliah's Baal-priest, before the altars of his god.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • The place of burial of the usurper Athaliah is not mentioned.

  • He married Athaliah the daughter of Ahab, and thus was brother-in-law of 1.

  • Athaliah was written for the University feasts at Oxford, to which Handel had been invited.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, "Treason, treason!"

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

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