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    Jehoshaphat in Easton's Bible Dictionary Jehovah-judged. (1.) One of David's body-guard (1 Chr. 11:43). (2.) One of the priests who accompanied the removal of the ark to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:24). (3.) Son of Ahilud, "recorder" or annalist under David and Solomon (2 Sam. 8:16), a state officer of high rank, chancellor or vizier of the kingdom. (4.) Solomon's purveyor in Issachar (1 Kings 4:17). (5.) The son and successor of Asa, king of Judah. After fortifying his kingdom against Israel (2 Chr. 17:1, 2), he set himself to cleanse the land of idolatry (1 Kings 22:43). In the third year of his reign he sent out priests and Levites over the land to instruct the people in the law (2 Chr. 17:7- 9). He enjoyed a great measure of peace and prosperity, the blessing of God resting on the people "in their basket and their store." The great mistake of his reign was his entering into an alliance with Ahab, the king of Israel, which involved him in much disgrace, and brought disaster on his kingdom (1 Kings 22:1-33). Escaping from the bloody battle of Ramoth- gilead, the prophet Jehu (2 Chr. 19:1-3) reproached him for the course he had been pursuing, whereupon he entered with rigour on his former course of opposition to all idolatry, and of deepening interest in the worship of God and in the righteous government of the people (2 Chr. 19:4-11). Again he entered into an alliance with Ahaziah, the king of Israel, for the purpose of carrying on maritime commerce with Ophir. But the fleet that was then equipped at Ezion-gaber was speedily wrecked. A new fleet was fitted out without the co-operation of the king of Israel, and although it was successful, the trade was not prosecuted (2 Chr. 20:35-37; 1 Kings 22:48-49). He subsequently joined Jehoram, king of Israel, in a war against the Moabites, who were under tribute to Israel. This war was successful. The Moabites were subdued; but the dreadful act of Mesha in offering his own son a sacrifice on the walls of Kir-haresheth in the sight of the armies of Israel filled him with horror, and he withdrew and returned to his own land (2 Kings 3:4-27). The last most notable event of his reign was that recorded in 2 Chr. 20. The Moabites formed a great and powerful confederacy with the surrounding nations, and came against Jehoshaphat. The allied forces were encamped at Engedi. The king and his people were filled with alarm, and betook themselves to God in prayer. The king prayed in the court of the temple, "O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us." Amid the silence that followed, the voice of Jahaziel the Levite was heard announcing that on the morrow all this great host would be overthrown. So it was, for they quarrelled among themselves, and slew one another, leaving to the people of Judah only to gather the rich spoils of the slain. This was recognized as a great deliverance wrought for them by God (B.C. 890). Soon after this Jehoshaphat died, after a reign of twenty-five years, being sixty years of age, and was succeeded by his son Jehoram (1 Kings 22:50). He had this testimony, that "he sought the Lord with all his heart" (2 Chr. 22:9). The kingdom of Judah was never more prosperous than under his reign. (6.) The son of Nimshi, and father of Jehu, king of Israel (2 Kings 9:2, 14).

    Jehoshaphat in Hitchcock's Bible Names the Lord is judge

    Jehoshaphat in Naves Topical Bible -1. David's recorder 2Sa 8:16; 20:24; 1Ki 4:3; 1Ch 18:15 -2. One of Solomon's commissariat officers 1Ki 4:17 -3. King of Judah Succeeds Asa 1Ki 15:24; 22:41; 1Ch 3:10; 2Ch 17:1; Mt 1:8 Strengthens himself against Israel 2Ch 17:2 Inaugurates a system of public instruction in the law 2Ch 17:7-9 His wise reign 1Ki 22:43; 2Ch 17:7-9; 19:3-11 His system of taxation 2Ch 17:11 His military forces and armaments 2Ch 17:12-19 Joins Ahab in an invasion of Ramoth-gilead 1Ki 22; 2Ch 18 Rebuked by the prophet Jehu 2Ch 19:2 The allied forces of the Amorites, Moabites, and other tribes invade his territory, and are defeated by 2Ch 20 Builds ships for commerce with Tarshish, ships are destroyed 1Ki 22:48,49; 2Ch 20:35-37 Joins Jehoram, king of Israel, in an invasion of the land of Moab, defeats the Moabites 2Ki 3 Makes valuable gifts to the temple 2Ki 12:18 Death of 1Ki 22:50; 2Ch 21:1 Religious zeal of 1Ki 22:43,46; 2Ch 17:1-9; 19; 20:1-32; 22:9 Prosperity of 1Ki 22:45,48 Bequests of, to his children 1Ch 21:2,3 -4. Father of Jehu 2Ki 9:2,14 -5. A priest who assisted in bringing the ark of the covenant from Obed-edom 1Ch 15:24 -6. A valley Called THE VALLEY OF DECISION Joe 3:2,12,14

    Jehoshaphat in Smiths Bible Dictionary (whom Jehovah judges.) 1. King of Judah, son of Asa, succeeded to the throne B.C. 914, when he was 35 years old, and reigned 25 years. His history is to be found among the events recorded in 1Ki 15:24; 2Ki 8:16 or in a continuous narrative in 2Ch 17:1 ... 21:3 He was contemporary with Ahab, Ahaziah and Jehoram. He was one of the best, most pious and prosperous kings of Judah, the greatest since Solomon. At first he strengthened himself against Israel; but soon afterward the two Hebrew kings formed an alliance. In his own kingdom Jehoshaphat ever showed himself a zealous follower of the commandments of God: he tried to put down the high places and groves in which the people of Judah burnt incense, and sent the wisest Levites through the cities and towns to instruct the people in true morality and religion. Riches and honors increased around him. He received tribute from the Philistines and Arabians, and kept up a large standing army in Jerusalem. It was probably about the 16th year of his reign, B.C. 898, when he became Ahab's ally in the great battle of Ramoth-gilead, for which he was severely reproved by Jehu. 2Ch 19:2 He built at Ezion-geber, with the help of Ahaziah, a navy designed to go to Tarshish; but it was wrecked at Ezion-geber. Before the close of his reign he was engaged in two additional wars. He was miraculously delivered from a threatened attack of the people of Ammon, Moab and Seir. After this, perhaps, must be dated the war which Jehoshaphat, in conjunction with Jehoram king of Israel and the king of Edom, carried on against the rebellious king of Moab. 2Ki 3:1 ... In his declining years the administration of affairs was placed, probably B.C. 891, in the hands of his son Jehoram. 2. Son of Ahilud, who filled the office of recorder of annalist in the courts of David, 2Sa 8:16 etc., and Solomon. 1Ki 4:3 3. One of the priests in David's time. 1Ch 15:24 4. Son of Paruah; one of the twelve purveyors of King Solomon. 1Ki 4:17 5. Son of Nimshi and father of King Jehu. 2Ki 9:2,14

    Jehoshaphat in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE je-hosh'-a-fat (yehoshaphaT, "Yahweh has judged"): (1) King of Judah. See separate article. (2) Son of Ahilud. He was recorder under David (2 Sam 8:16; 20:24; 1 Ch 18:15) and Solomon (1 Ki 4:3). (3) Son of Paruah, and Solomon's overseer in Issachar to provide victuals for the royal household for one month of the year (1 Ki 4:17). (4) Son of Nimshi, and father of Jehu, king of Northern Israel (2 Ki 9:2,14). His name is omitted in 9:20 and 1 Ki 19:16, where Jehu is called "son of Nimshi." (5) the King James Version (but not Hebrew) in 1 Ch 15:24; the Revised Version (British and American) correctly JOSHAPHAT (which see). David Francis Roberts

    Jehoshaphat in Wikipedia Jehoshaphat (alternately spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Hebrew: יְהוֹשָׁפָט, Modern Yehoshafat Tiberian Yəhāp̄āṭ ; " Jehovah is the judge"; Greek: Ιωσαφατ; Latin: Josaphat) was the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah, and successor of his father Asa.[1] His children included Jehoram, who succeeded him as king. His mother was Azubah[2] Historically, his name has sometimes been connected with the Valley of Jehosaphat,[3] where, according to Joel 3:2, the God of Israel will gather all nations for judgment...

    Jehoshaphat Scripture - 2 Chronicles 18:29 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and will go to the battle; but put thou on thy robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.

    Jehoshaphat Scripture - 2 Kings 12:18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold [that was] found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king's house, and sent [it] to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.

    Jehoshaphat Scripture - 2 Kings 3:7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I [am] as thou [art], my people as thy people, [and] my horses as thy horses.