Athaliah takes the throne and tries to secure it by killing all her grandchildren. One survived, however (Joash), and became king and Athaliah was killed.
- What covenant comes to mind as you read verse two, and why? (Your choices are the Abrahamic, Davidic, and New Covenants.)
- Note verse 17—what do godly leaders do?
- What should the Lord’s people do with anything that smacks of false religion and idolatry (v. 18)?