And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs.
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George Leo Haydock
Seed. What cruelties are occasioned by ambition! (Worthington)
This is one of the most extraordinary proofs recorded in history. Agrippina was but a faint copy of the unnatural Athalia, (Calmet) who knew that she was destined for slaughter, if she should fall into the hands of Jehu. (Menochius)
Her impiety might also prompt her to destroy all the posterity of David, that she might introduce the worship of idols more easily. (Theodoret)