The idea of treason appears several times in the Bible, denoting an attempt to overthrow the ruling authority to whom one owes allegiance.
1. In 1 Samuel 24:11, David assures King Saul that he has not plotted “treason” against the king.
2. In 2 Kings 11:14 (|| 2 Ch. 23:13) Queen Athaliah cries out “Treason! Treason!” when she discovers that the priests had crowned a new king, her grandson, Joash.
3. In Ezekiel 17:20, God warns the Israelites that He will severely punish them for “treason … committed against [Him].” ...