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Jehoshaphat

(jēhŏsh`əfăt), In the Bible, king of Judah (c.873–849 B.C.), son and successor of AsaAsa
, in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and recaptured Ramah. His son Jehoshaphat succeeded him.
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 (1.) He continued his father's religious reforms. He was an ally of Ahab, who was king of Israel, and his successors, and he was the first king of Judah to make a treaty with the kingdom of Israel. He was succeeded by his son, JehoramJehoram
or Joram
, in the Bible. 1 Son of Ahab, king of Israel (c.852–841 B.C.), brother and successor of Ahaziah (1.) He enlisted the support of Jehoshaphat of Judah to put down a revolt in Moab.
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 (2.) The Valley of Jehoshaphat, mentioned in the Book of Joel as a place of judgment, has been identified by tradition with the northern extension of the vale of Kidron to the E of Jerusalem.
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Jehoshaphat

destroyed idols; adjured men to follow God. [O.T.: II Chronicles 17:3–6; 19:9–11]
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Jehoshaphat

Old Testament
1. the king of Judah (?873--?849 bc) (I Kings 22:41--50)
2. the site of Jehovah's apocalyptic judgment upon the nations (Joel 4:14)
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(37.) Yehoshafat Harkabi, War and Strategy (Tel Aviv: Maarachot Publishers, 1990), 221-22 (in Hebrew).
In Sikhsukh yisrael-'arav bi-re'i ha-sifrut ha-'arvit (The Arab-Israeli Conflict As Reflected by the Arab Literature), edited by Yehoshafat Harkabi, Yehoshua Porath, and Shmuel Moreh, 25-52.
382, 580; Yehoshafat Harkaby, The Bar Kochba Syndrome, trans, by Max D.
Indeed, it was forecast by several leading commentators including Yehoshafat Harkabi, a renowned author and former chief of Israeli military intelligence in the 1950s; Ze'ev Schiff, whose columns in the daily Ha'aretz have established him as one of Israel's most prominent defense analysts; and Victor Cygielman, the Israel correspondent of the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur.
The same point is made by the distinguished Israeli political scientist Avner Yaniv in his book Dilemmas of Security, where he reports that the Israeli invasion "had been preceded by more than a year of effective ceasefire with the PLO." (2) Finally, Yehoshafat Harkabi, former chief of Israeli military intelligence, observes in Israel's Fateful Hour that the Israeli government "lied to the public by grossly exaggerating the terrorist acts conducted from Lebanon," and cites former Defense Minister Yitzak Rabin's admission before the Knesset that, for the duration of the ceasefire that preceded the Lebanon invasion, Israel's northern settlements were attacked only twice, and both these attacks were preceded by Israeli air assaults against Lebanon.
Yehoshafat Harkabi is former chief of military intelligence of the Israeli armed forces and the author most recently of Israel's Fateful Hour.
Jeffrey Herf, Klaus Gensicke, Matthias Kfintzel, Bernard Lewis, Robert Wistrich, Ian Johnson, Itamar Marcus and Palestinian Media Watch, Yigal Carmon and the Middle East Media Research Institute, Yehoshafat Harkabi, Andrew Bostom, Neil J.
On a more elevated level, Leslie Gelb, writing in The New York Times, shared the views of his Israeli interlocutors, Rabbi David Hartman and Yehoshafat Harkabi, that "Islam doesn't recognize coexistence as a basic doctrine.
Yehoshafat Harkabi, a former head of Israeli military intelligence who advocates giving up territory in a peace settlement, warned: "What awaits Jews and Palestinians if there is no solution-I will say it in very short terms-is hell!"