When she saw that her son Ahaziah was dead, "she arose and destroyed all the seed royal."
Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the sons of the king.
So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
Ahaziah's brief reign was marked by one immense humiliation.
And so with Elijah, to whom Ahaziah sent a captain of fifty to arrest him.
Ahaziah was to some extent associated with him in the enterprise.
Ahaziah despatched a captain with a band of fifty to arrest him.
Ahaziah survived his father two years, and was succeeded by his brother Joram.
The wicked men of Ahaziah wanted to go aboard that vessel as sailors.
held by Jehovah. (1.) The son and successor of Ahab. He followed the counsels of his mother Jezebel, and imitated in wickedness the ways of his father. In his reign the Moabites revolted from under his authority (2 Kings 3:5-7). He united with Jehoshaphat in an attempt to revive maritime trade by the Red Sea, which proved a failure (2 Chr. 20:35-37). His messengers, sent to consult the god of Ekron regarding his recovery from the effects of a fall from the roof-gallery of his palace, were met on the way by Elijah, who sent them back to tell the king that he would never rise from his bed (1 Kings 22:51; 2 Kings 1:18). (2.) The son of Joram, or Jehoram, and sixth king of Judah. Called Jehoahaz (2 Chr. 21:17; 25:23), and Azariah (2 Chr. 22:6). Guided by his idolatrous mother Athaliah, his reign was disastrous (2 Kings 8:24-29; 9:29). He joined his uncle Jehoram, king of Israel, in an expedition against Hazael, king of Damascus; but was wounded at the pass of Gur when attempting to escape, and had strength only to reach Megiddo, where he died (2 Kings 9:22-28). He reigned only one year.