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Zibiah, or Sibia, (Hebrew: צִבְיָה‎; Tsivyah, "gazelle"[1]) was the consort of King Ahaziah of Judah, and the mother of King Jehoash of Judah.[2] She was from Beersheba.[2] She is mentioned only in 2 Kings 12:1 and 2 Chronicles 24:1, both references to her son's accession. The biblical references give no information about her other than her association with Beersheba and Joash.

The fact that she was from Beersheba indicates a southern strategy by the king of Judah, trying to consolidate the control of the area.[3]

Zibiah is also a Hebrew given name.


  1. ^ David Mandel (1 January 2010). Who's Who in the Jewish Bible. Jewish Publication Society. p. 416. ISBN 978-0-8276-1029-3.
  2. ^ a b 2 Kings 12:1
  3. ^ מיכאל קוכמן, עולם התנ"ך: מלכים ב', תל אביב, דוידזון עתי, 1994, ע"מ 94