Athaliah Makes Herself Queen; Joash is Saved and Made King

2 Kings 11

This chapter is pretty self-explanatory. Athaliah, Ahab’s daughter, upon seeing that Ahaziah is dead, makes herself queen in his place and seeks to secure her place on the throne by executing all of the royal offspring, most of which had been executed by Jehu in the previous chapter. However, Jehosheba seeks to save one of the youngest, Ahaziah’s son, Joash. She is described as Ahaziah’s sister but not as Athaliah’s daughter, so it might be assumed that she was from a different wife of Joram.


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