noun Etymology: Hebrew Yĕhōshāphāṭ Date: circa 1500 a king of Judah who brought Judah into an alliance with the northern kingdom of Israel in the ninth century B.C.

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  • JEHOSHAPHAT — (Heb. יְהוֹשָׁפָט), king of Judah, son of asa and azubah , daughter of Shilhi (I Kings 22:42; II Chron. 20:31). Jehoshaphat ruled Judah for 25 years, during the second third of the ninth century B.C.E. He was a contemporary of Ahab, Ahaziah, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jehoshaphat — • Fourth King of Juda after the schism of the Ten Tribes Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Jehoshaphat — [ji häsh′ə fat΄, jihäs′ə fat΄] n. [Heb yehōshāphāt, lit., God has judged] Bible a king of Judah in the 9th cent. B.C.: 2 Chron. 17 21 …   English World dictionary

  • Jehoshaphat — See Josaphat for other meanings of the name.Jehoshaphat or Jehosaphat or Josaphat or Yehoshafat (Hebrew Name|יְהוֹשָׁפָט|Yəhošafat|Yəhôšāp̄āṭ| Jehovah is the judge ) was the successor of Asa, king of Judah. His children included Jehoram of Judah …   Wikipedia

  • Jehoshaphat —    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… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Jehoshaphat — Son of Asa; he became king of Judah about 873 BCE and reigned for twenty five years (1 Kgs. 15:24; 2 Chron. 20:31) as the contemporary of Ahab of Israel (1 Kgs. 22), with whom he formed an alliance against Syria. The prophet Micaiah tried to… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Jehoshaphat — /ji hosh euh fat , hos /, n. a king of Judah, son of Asa, who reigned in the 9th century B.C. I Kings 22:41 50. * * * ▪ king of Judah also called  Josaphat,  Hebrew  Yehoshaphat,         king (c. 873–c. 849 BC) of Judah during the reigns in… …   Universalium

  • Jehoshaphat — /dʒəˈhoʊsəfæt/ (say juh hohsuhfat) noun 1. a king of Judah, son of Asa, who reigned in the 9th century BC. 1 Kings 22:41–50. –phrase 2. jumping Jehoshaphat, (an exclamation of astonishment, irritation, etc.) Also, Jehosaphat, Jehoshophat …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jehoshaphat — (fl. 9th cent BCE)    King of Judah (874 850 BCE), son of Asa. He was the first king of Judah to make a treaty with Israel. He married his son Jehoram (2) to Athaliah, the daughter of King Omri of Israel (II Kings 8:26). Together with Ahab, he… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Jehoshaphat — Je•hosh•a•phat [[t]dʒɪˈhɒʃ əˌfæt, ˈhɒs [/t]] n. bib a king of Judah who reigned in the 9th century b.c. I Kings 22:41–50 …   From formal English to slang

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