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(515) Athalia

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Discovered 1903 Sept. 20 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for the impious and murderous queen of Judah, daughter of Ahab and Jezebel (II Kings 8, 26; 11, 1–20). Athalia was the only woman who ever occupied the throne of either of the Hebrew kingdoms. (H 55)

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