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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.
..... Click the link for more information. (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
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information. (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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destroyed idols; adjured men to follow God. [O.T.: II Chronicles 17:3–6; 19:9–11]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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