Sunday, December 29, 2013

Queen Athaliah: Daughter of Ahab or Omri?

This article addresses the discrepancies within Biblical sources concerning the parentage of Queen Athaliah of Judah whether she is a daughter of Omri, king of Israel or Ahab, king of Israel. The article also discusses the three marriages recorded in Biblical and rabbinic texts between the royalty of the Kingdom of Judah and the Kingdom of Israel as well as answers questions regarding the apparent incestual nature of one of those marriages.

Reuven Chaim (Rudolph) Klein, "Queen Athaliah: Daughter of Ahab or Omri", Jewish Bible Quarterly Vol. 42:1 (Jerusalem: Jewish Bible Association, 2014)

Keywords: Athaliah, Jehoram, Ahaziah, Jeshoshaphat, Ahab, Jezebel, Omride Dynasty, incest, Davidic Dynasty, Kingdom of Judah, Kingdom of Israel, Seder Olam

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Jewish Bible Quarterly Online Archive

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