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Holman Bible Dictionary
2. Father of Jehu (2Kings 9:2,2 Kings 9:14 ). 3 . An official at David's court (2 Samuel 8:16 ), called the “recorder” or “secretary of state” (REB). The Hebrew term's root meaning is “remember.” Some Bible students compare the office to the Egyptian court herald who reported events to the king and made public announcements. Others think the office maintained public records, while others speak of a foreign minister. As with many Hebrew offices, certainty is not possible. Jehoshaphat retained the office under Solomon (1 Kings 4:3 ). 4 . Solomon's official in tribal territory of Issachar in charge of providing provisions for the royal court one month a year (1 Kings 4:17 ).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jehoshaphat'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/j/jehoshaphat.html. 1991.