In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah to teach1 in the towns of Judah.
With them were certain Levites2--Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tob-Adonijah--and the priests Elishama and Jehoram.
They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law3 of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people.
The fear4 of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands surrounding Judah, so that they did not make war with Jehoshaphat.
Some Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and silver as tribute, and the Arabs5 brought him flocks:6 seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred goats.