Queen Athaliah Executed
The pagan queen-mother Athaliah seized the throne and
nearly brought the Davidic line to extinction by killing
most of Ahaziah`s sons. Only the infant Joash escaped; he
was rescued by his aunt Jehoshabeath and her husband
Jehoiada, the godly high priest (2 Chr. 22:10-12). After
six years Joash was proclaimed the lawful king, and
Athaliah was executed.