"Whom God afflicts." The daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and the wife of Jehoram, king of Judah,1 who "walked in the ways of the house of Ahab",2 called "daughter" of Omri.3 On the death of her husband and of her son Ahaziah, she resolved to seat herself on the vacant throne. She slew all Ahaziah's children except Joash, the youngest.4 After a reign of six years she was put to death in an insurrection,5 stirred up among the people in connection with Josiah's being crowned as king.



  1. 2 Kings 8:18.
  2. 2 Chr. 21:6.
  3. 2 Kings 8:26.
  4. 2 Kings 11:1, 2.
  5. 2 Kings 11:20; 2 Chr. 21:6; 22:10-12; 23:15.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.