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    Title: The Death of Athaliah



    Medium: Woodcut

    Copyright: Public Domain


    Athaliah seized the throne of Judah and ordered the execution of all possible claimants to the throne. Athaliah used her power to establish the worship of Baal in Judah. Six years later, Athaliah was surprised when Jehoiada revealed that Jehoash lived and proclaimed him king of Judah. She rushed to stop the rebellion of this false king, but was captured and executed.
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