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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

Historical Examples

  • At the foot of the Mount of Olives lies the valley of Jehosaphat.

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  • The first book of Kings commences with an account of the death of David, and continues to that of Jehosaphat.

  • 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.

  • And there, right nigh, is the tomb of King Jehosaphat, of whom the vale beareth the name.