TODAY’S SPECIAL: 2 Chronicles 23:11-17

TO CHEW ON: "Jehoiada and his sons brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him; they presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him and shouted, 'Long live the king!' ” 2 Chronicles 23:11

Who is your favorite storybook wicked stepmother or evil queen? Did you know the Bible has an evil queen story?

Athaliah was the wife of King Jehoram. After Jehoram died, his son Ahaziah reigned, but for only one year. When the young king was murdered, evil Athaliah went to work. In a few brutal hours she killed all the king’s relatives. Then she crowned herself queen.

But someone escaped. Priest Jehoiada and his wife rescued Ahaziah's baby son Joash and hid him in the temple for six years.

When Prince Joash was seven years old, Jehoiada met with the army commanders. He told them to bring all the priests and Levites to Jerusalem. On a special day the priests, Levites and many people gathered outside the temple. Then Jehoiada and his sons brought out the seven-year-old prince. They put a crown on his head and everyone shouted “Long live the king!”

Queen Athaliah heard the noise. She went to the temple to find out what was happening. When she saw little Joash standing there with a crown on his head she shouted, “Treason! Treason!

Read More about Secret Coronation »

Tags: Judah God’s plan God’s care 2 Chronicles

Kid's Bible Maps
Bible History Online

The Geography of the Bible

© Bible History Online (
Made by Network Local


Bible Warrior on Horseback
Kids Bible Maps
About Us
Contact Us
To Parents
To Teachers
Kids Bible Blog
Using Our Maps
Mission Statement
Doctrinal Statement

Popular Bible Maps

The Journey of Abraham
Moses and the Exodus
Joshua and the Land
The Kingdom of David
The Kingdom of Solomon
Israel in Jesus' Time
Paul's First Journey
The Land of Israel
The Land of Egypt
The Land of Assyria
The Land of Babylon
The Land of Persia
The Land of Greece
The City of Rome
Noah's Ark and Mt. Ararat
The Tower of Babel
The Old Testament World
The New Testament World
Ancient Empires
Moses and the 10 Plagues
Ancient Peoples
The 10 Commandments
The 12 Tribes of Israel
The Ministry of Jesus

Bible Stories with Maps

Daniel in the Lions Den
David and Goliath
Baby Moses
Jesus and the Little Children

Coloring Book Images

Coloring Book
Noah's Ark
Noah's 3 Sons