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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Jehoshaphat (1)

jē̇ - hosh´a - fat ( יהושׁפט , yehōshāphāṭ , "Yahweh has judged"):

(1) King of Judah. See separate article.

(2) Son of Ahilud. He was recorder under David (2 Samuel 8:16; 2 Samuel 20:24; 1 Chronicles 18:15 ) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:3 ).

(3) Son of Paruah, and Solomon's overseer in Issachar to provide victuals for the royal household for one month of the year (1 Kings 4:17 ).

(4) Son of Nimshi, and father of Jehu, king of Northern Israel (2 Kings 9:2 , 2 Kings 9:14 ). His name is omitted in 2 Kings 9:20 and 1 Kings 19:16 , where Jehu is called "son of Nimshi."

(5) The King James Version (but not Hebrew) in 1 Chronicles 15:24; the Revised Version (British and American) correctly JOSHAPHAT (which see).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jehoshaphat (1)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/jehoshaphat-1.html. 1915.

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