Athaliah was an evil queen who was the daughter of King Ahab and Jezebel. Jehoram, who was a descendant of King David, actively promoted the worship of the God of Israel. However, he accepted her worship of the Caanite god Baal. She used that power in the worship of Baal. When Ahaziah was murdered, she tried to have all of David's deescendants murdered. However, the boy Joash was spared. She later tried to stop the conspiracy in the temple, but was captured and later executed. She reigned for six years.