Jehoshaphat

[ ji-hosh-uh-fat, -hos- ]

noun
  1. a king of Judah, son of Asa, who reigned in the 9th century b.c. 1 Kings 22:41–50.

Origin of Jehoshaphat

1
From Hebrew Yəhōshāphāṭ “Yahweh is judge, has judged”

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How to use Jehoshaphat in a sentence

  • And over against that vale of Jehoshaphat, out of the city, is the church of St. Stephen, where he was stoned to death.

  • This Jehoshaphat was king of that country, and was converted by a hermit, who was a worthy man, and did much good.

  • Close by the latter is the sepulchre of Jehoshaphat, from which the whole valley takes its name.

  • As Jehoshaphat reigned twenty-five years, he therefore died six years after Ahaziah died.

    The Bible | John E. Remsburg
  • As Jehoshaphat reigned twenty-five years, he therefore died five years after Ahaziah died.

    The Bible | John E. Remsburg

British Dictionary definitions for Jehoshaphat

Jehoshaphat

/ (dʒɪˈhɒʃəˌfæt, -ˈhɒs-) /


nounOld 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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