Word Origin and History for jehosaphat
biblical name (II Sam. viii:16), used as a mild expletive in American English from 1857.
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Examples from the Web for jehosaphat
At the foot of the Mount of Olives lies the valley of Jehosaphat.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy
The first book of Kings commences with an account of the death of David, and continues to that of Jehosaphat.A Week of Instruction and Amusement,
Her sepulchre is visible to all beholders to this present day, in the midst of the valley of Jehosaphat.
This pious establishment had attached to it fields, vineyards, and a garden situated in the valley of Jehosaphat.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
And there, right nigh, is the tomb of King Jehosaphat, of whom the vale beareth the name.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville