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.
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
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Gotholiahgoth-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.
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
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.
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
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
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
ATHALI´AH (a-tha-līʹah).1. The daughter of Ahab, king of Israel, doubtless by his wife Jezebel. She is called (2 Chron. 22:2) the granddaughter of Omri, who was father of Ahab. She was married to Jehoram, king of Judah, who “walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab did,”
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
ATHALIAH [ath ah LIE ah] (the Lord is strong) — the name of one woman and two men in the Old Testament:1. The queen of Judah for six years (2 Kin. 11:1–3). Athaliah was the daughter of King Ahab of Israel. Presumably, Jezebel was her mother.Athaliah married Jehoram (or Joram), son of Jehoshaphat, king