2 Kings 11 (in photos) - Word&Way

2 Kings 11 (in photos)

Jehosheba … took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes, who were about to be murdered. She put him and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah; so he was not killed. He remained hidden with his nurse at the temple of the Lord…

People pray inside a Catholic church in Minsk, Belarus. (Dasha Sapranetskaya/Associated Press)

…while Athaliah ruled the land.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

In the seventh year Jehoiada sent for the commanders of units of a hundred, the Carites and the guards and had them brought to him at the temple of the Lord. He made a covenant with them and put them under oath at the temple of the Lord. … The guards, each with weapon in hand, stationed themselves around [Joash] — near the altar and the temple, from the south side to the north side of the temple.

Protesters holding a wait ribbon, a symbol of protest, stand in front of the Church of Saints Simon and Helena during a rally in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Dmitri Lovetsky/Associated Press)

(Dmitri Lovetsky/Associated Press)

(Dasha Sapranetskaya/Associated Press)

Jehoiada brought out the king’s son [Joash] and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, “Long live the king!”

Belarusian opposition supporters cover themselves by old Belarusian national flag gather at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

(Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

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When Athaliah heard the noise made by the guards and the people, she went to the people at the temple of the Lord. … The officers and the trumpeters were beside [Joash], and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her robes and called out, “Treason! Treason!”

(Sergei Sheleg, BelTA Pool via AP)

(Screengrab from Australian Broadcasting Corporation)