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[ji-hosh-uh-fat, -hos-] /dʒɪˈhɒʃ əˌfæt, -ˈhɒs-/
a king of Judah, son of Asa, who reigned in the 9th century b.c. I Kings 22:41–50. Unabridged
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  • Egress from the city was possible only through the valley of Gihon and the valley of Jehoshaphat.

    Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell
  • The consequence was, he was obliged to find quarters in a tomb in the valley of Jehoshaphat.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Jehoshaphat did not first of all review his troops, he called a meeting for prayer.

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • A Jew, when he drags his dying limbs to the valley of Jehoshaphat, he can believe.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • Jehoshaphat replied, "I am with you, my people are as your people, my horses as your horses."

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Come on, Jehoshaphat, or whatever you may happen to be called!

    Her Ladyship's Elephant David Dwight Wells
  • Where in Jehoshaphat was I going to sail it if I ever got it made?

    A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill
  • If Jehoshaphat had thought of him, Ahab at any rate did not care to mention him.

  • You are kindly welcome to our Vale of Jehoshaphat, so to call it.

    Short Stories Fiodor Dostoievski
  • Between that mount and the city is only the valley of Jehoshaphat, which is not wide.

British Dictionary definitions for Jehoshaphat


/dʒɪˈhɒʃəˌfæt; -ˈhɒs-/
noun (Old Testament)
the king of Judah (?873–?849 bc) (I Kings 22:41–50)
the site of Jehovah's apocalyptic judgment upon the nations (Joel 4:14)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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