"Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who exercised a
sanguinary dominion over Israel, and both, (more especially Jezebel,)
rendered their reign infamous by their worship of idols, and their cruel
persecution of prophets. She had been espoused by Jehoram, king of
Judah, son of Jehosaphat, and the seventh king of the race of David.