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


a king of Judah, son of Asa, who reigned in the 9th century b.c. I Kings 22:41–50. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of jehoshaphat

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for jehoshaphat


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)
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