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Athaliah (mother of Ahaziah)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Usurped the throne of Judah after the death of her son, Ahaziah, and before Ahaziah’s son Joash could be crowned king. Reigned for approximately six years (842/841–836/835 bc) and was the only female ruler of Judah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Athaliah, Mother of Ahaziah
Athaliah, Queen of Judah (עתליה‎, 'tlyh; “God is praised”). Usurped the throne of Judah after the death of her son, Ahaziah, and before Ahaziah’s son Joash could be crowned king. Reigned for approximately six years (842/841–836/835 bc) and was the only female ruler of Judah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Athaliah (Person)
ATHALIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿătalyāh (û) (עֲתַלְיָהוּ)]. Var. GOTHOLIAH. In addition to the name of an infamous queen of Judah (see 3. below), “Athaliah” was also the name of 2 men listed in the Heb Bible. The meaning of the name Athaliah is controversial, since it cannot be traced to a Heb verb root.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Athaliah
Athaliah. 1. Wife of King Jehoram of Judah, and daughter of King Ahab of Israel and his wife Jezebel. Athaliah, Judah’s only queen, ruled 841–835 bc (2 Kgs 11; 2 Chr 22; 23).Jehoram “walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done; for the daughter of Ahab was his wife” (2 Kgs
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Athaliah (mother of Ahaziah)
1. The daughter of King Ahab (2 K. 8:26; 11:1ff; 2 Ch. 22:2ff). Her mother is nowhere named; the only wife of Ahab mentioned in Scripture is the notorious Jezebel, but clearly he had other wives (cf. 2 K. 10:1). It is difficult on chronological grounds to make Athaliah Jezebel’s daughter, but Jezebel
Athaliah
Athaliah ath-ə-līʹə [Heb. aṯalyā, aṯalyāhû—‘Yahweh is exalted’; Gk. Gotholia].
Gotholiah
Gotholiah goth-ə-līʹə [Gk. Gotholias] (1 Esd. 8:33); AV, NEB, GOTHOLIAS. Father of Jeshaiah, one of the sons of Elam who returned from Babylon with Ezra. The name corresponds to Athaliah, the Gk. gamma being substituted for the Heb. guttural ayin, as in Gomorrah, Gaza, etc.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Athaliah
ATHALIAH1. Wife of King Jehoram of Judah, and daughter of King Ahab of Israel and his wife, Jezebel. Athaliah, Judah’s only queen, ruled 841–835 bc (2 Kgs 11; 2 Chr 22–23).Like her mother, Jezebel, Athaliah worshiped the Canaanite god Baal and encouraged her husband to do the same. Evidently she had
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Athaliah
Athaliah (ath´uh-li´uh; Heb., “the Lord is strong”), the only ruling queen of Judah, ca. 843/2–837 bce. She was the daughter of King Ahab and Jezebel of Israel and was the wife of Jehoram, king of Judah (ca. 849–843/2 bce). She is said to have introduced Baal worship in Jerusalem during Jehoram’s reign
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Athaliah
ATHALIAH. Her father, Ahab, was seventh king of the northern kingdom of Israel; her mother, Jezebel, Ahab’s Phoenician wife. Her husband was Jehoram, fifth king of Judah, who, evidently under his wife’s influence, murdered his six brothers and restored Baal worship which his father Jehoshaphat had suppressed.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Athaliah
ATHALIAH (Heb. ‘aṯalyāhû, ‘Yahweh is exalted’). 1. The daughter of Ahab, and the granddaughter of Omri (2 Ki. 8:26). Her marriage with Jehoram, king of Judah, marked an alliance between N and S, and implied the superiority of Israel. The death of her son, Ahaziah, after a reign of 1 year, at the hand
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Athaliah
Athaliah (Heb. ʿăṯalyâ, ʿăṯalyāhû)Queen of Judah (ca. 842–837 b.c.e.). Her lineage is uncertain; identified as the daughter of Ahab and his wife (possibly Queen Jezebel). Some scholars say she may have been Omri’s daughter and therefore Ahab’s sister (2 Kgs. 8:18; 2 Chr. 22:2). Her name is the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Athaliah
Athaliah [ăthˊə līˊə] (Heb. ˓aṯalyâ, ˓aṯalyāhû “Yahweh is great”).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Athaliah
ATHALIAH (perhaps an Akkadian derivative meaning “Yahweh is manifest in glory”) The wife of Jehoram, king of Judah, and apparently the daughter of King Ahab and Jezebel; she was also the mother of Ahaziah, king of Judah (2 Kgs 8:18, 26). One of the most infamous queens in the Old Testament, she usurped
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Athaliah
Athali´ah (afflicted of the Lord), laughter of Ahab and Jezebel, married Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and introduced into that kingdom the worship of Baal. (b.c. 891.) After the great revolution by which Jehu seated himself on the throne of Samaria, she killed all the members of the
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Relatives
Ahaziah Son
Omri Grandfather
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