Jehoshaphat (1)


je-hosh'-a-fat (yehoshaphaT, "Yahweh has judged"):

(1) King of Judah. See separate article.

(2) Son of Ahilud. He was recorder under David (2 Samuel 8:16; 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 9:2,14). His name is omitted in 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).

David Francis Roberts

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JEHOSHAPHAT (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.