23:12 When Athaliah heard the royal guard 1 shouting and praising the king, she joined the crowd 2 at the Lord’s temple. 23:13 Then she saw 3 the king standing by his pillar at the entrance. The officers and trumpeters stood beside the king and all the people of the land were celebrating and blowing trumpets, and the musicians with various instruments were leading the celebration. Athaliah tore her clothes and yelled, “Treason! Treason!” 4 23:14 Jehoiada the priest sent out the officers of the units of hundreds, who were in charge of the army, and ordered them, “Bring her outside the temple to the guards. 5 Put the sword to anyone who follows her.” The priest gave this order because he had decided she should not be executed in the Lord’s temple. 6 23:15 They seized her and took her into the precincts of the royal palace through the horses’ entrance. 7 There they executed her.
1 tn Heb “and Athaliah heard the sound of the people, the runners.”
2 tn Heb “she came to the people.”
3 tn Heb “and she saw, and behold.”
4 tn Or “Conspiracy! Conspiracy!”
5 tn Heb “ranks.”
6 tn Heb “for the priest had said, ‘Do not put her to death in the house of the
7 tn Heb “and they placed hands on her, and she went through the entrance of the gate of the horses [into] the house of the king.” Some English versions treat the phrase “gate of the horses” as the name of the gate (“the Horse Gate”; e.g., NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).