Athaliah

Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(afflicted by God). (1) Wicked wife of Jehorom, king of Judah, who introduced the worship of Baal and was slain by her own guards (2 Kings 11; 2 Chron. 22-24). (2) A Benjamite (1 Chron. 8:2626And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah, (1 Chronicles 8:26)). (3) Head of a returned Jewish family (Ezra 8:77And of the sons of Elam; Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males. (Ezra 8:7)).

Concise Bible Dictionary:

3. Daughter of Jezebel and Ahab, and granddaughter of Omri (compare 2 Kings 8:2626Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel. (2 Kings 8:26) with 2 Kings 8:1818And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the Lord. (2 Kings 8:18)), wife of Jehoram king of Judah. She may be said to have introduced the worship of Baal into Judah, and she brought up her son to follow in her evil ways (2 Chron. 22:33He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly. (2 Chronicles 22:3)). He having been slain by Jehu when he was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, Athaliah usurped the throne and endeavored to destroy all the seed royal. One child, Joash, was concealed in the temple, and after Athaliah had reigned six years, he was anointed king and crowned; Athaliah was taken outside the enclosures of the temple and slain (B.C. 878). The temple and idol of Baal were at once destroyed, and the priest slain. The history is a solemn instance of the danger of an unholy alliance (2 Kings 11:1-20; 21And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 2But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 3And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. 4And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the Lord, and showed them the king's son. 5And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house; 6And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down. 7And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the king. 8And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in. 9And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. 10And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David's spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord. 11And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple. 12And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king. 13And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the Lord. 14And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason. 15But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the Lord. 16And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain. 17And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the people, that they should be the Lord's people; between the king also and the people. 18And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the Lord. 19And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the Lord, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the throne of the kings. 20And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house. (2 Kings 11:1‑20) Chron. 23:12-21).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
`Athalyah
Phonic:
ath-al-yaw’
Meaning:
or mAthalyahuw {ath-al-yaw'-hoo}; from the same as 6270 and 3050; Jah has constrained; Athaljah, the name of an Israelitess and two Israelites
KJV Usage:
Athaliah

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

due season for Jah

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

The Lord took away; Jah has constrained:―the name of an Israelitess and two Israelites [ATHLAI], 1 Chron. 8:26. {Abstulit Dominus}