1 Kings 22:2

2 But in the third year Jehoshaphat king of Judah went down to see the king of Israel.

Read 1 Kings 22:2 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
But in the third year Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
Then during the third year, King Jehoshaphat of Judah went to visit King Ahab of Israel.

What does 1 Kings 22:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 22:2

And it came to pass in the third year
Of the peace, before it was expired:

that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel;
to Ahab, from Jerusalem to Samaria, reckoned thirty two miles F13; either to make peace with him, and put an end to the wars which subsisted between Israel and Judah since the division of the kingdom, ( 1 Kings 22:44 ) or to contract an affinity with him, by marrying his son to a daughter of Ahab, ( 2 Kings 8:18 2 Kings 8:26 ) or rather after peace was made, and that strengthened by the marriage; and so he went merely to pay a visit, as he judged he might then with great safety; and he and all his retinue were entertained by Ahab in a very sumptuous and liberal manner, ( 2 Chronicles 18:1 2 Chronicles 18:2 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F13 Bunting's Travels p. 178. near 40, Rainold. Praelect. 31. col. 266.
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