2 Kings 8:16

Jehoram King of Judah

16 In the fifth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat began his reign as king of Judah.

Read 2 Kings 8:16 Using Other Translations

And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign.
In the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign.
Jehoram son of King Jehoshaphat of Judah began to rule over Judah in the fifth year of the reign of Joram son of Ahab, king of Israel.

What does 2 Kings 8:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 8:16

And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel,
&c.] Who began his reign in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat, ( 2 Kings 3:1 ) .

Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah;
as he continued to be two years more; for this must be in the twenty third year of his reign, and he reigned twenty five years, ( 1 Kings 22:42 ) .

Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign;
according to Dr. Lightfoot F8, there were three beginnings of his reign; "first", when his father went with Ahab to Ramothgilead, when be was left viceroy, and afterwards his father reassumed the kingdom; the "second" time was, when Jehoshaphat went with the kings of Israel and Edom against Moab; and this is the time here respected, which was in the fifth of Joram king of Israel; and the "third" time was, at the death of his father; but knew his father was living.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Works, vol. 1. p. 84.
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