ANCESTORS OF TODAY’S JEWISH PEOPLE had just one queen in their history. If ever there was a Bible Queen of Mean, it was her. Who was she?
I’ll give you a few hints.
HINTS OF THE QUEEN OF MEAN
- She became queen after her son, the king of Judah in the southern Jewish nation, was shot and killed by an arrow. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. And he could have used faster horses for his chariot.
- She became queen because she assassinated all the other possible heirs she could find. They were her grandchildren.
- She missed one. It became the death of her.
- She lasted six years.
Here are your choices, and guess before you look it up.
PICK ONE QUEEN OF MEAN, NOT TWO
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The rest of the story
Her Highness was executed after the grandson she failed to assassinate was brought out of hiding when he was six years old. A priest had kept him hidden.
The priest called in the military commanders and showed them the king’s son.
They began to cheer, “Long live the king.”
Which suggests they didn’t like the queen.
The queen heard the noise, came out to look, saw what was going on, and yelled, “Traitors!”
The priests ordered the military commanders to surround her where she stood, at the horses’ entrance near the palace.
She died by the livestock.
Then priests ordered the queen-approved idols and pagan altars and shrines dismantled and destroyed.
The people of the kingdom were happy.
Peace to you.