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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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