Jehoshaphat's kingdom was peaceful, since his God surrounded him with peace.
Jehoshaphat ruled as king of Judah. He was 35 years old when he began to rule, and he ruled for 25 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah, daughter of Shilhi.
Jehoshaphat carefully followed the example his father Asa had set and did what the LORD considered right.
But the illegal worship sites on the hills were not torn down. The people still didn't have their hearts set on the God of their ancestors.
Everything else about Jehoshaphat from first to last is written in the records of Jehu, son of Hanani, which is included in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
After this, King Jehoshaphat of Judah allied himself with King Ahaziah of Israel, who led him to do evil.
Jehoshaphat joined him in making ships to go to Tarshish. They made the ships in Ezion Geber.
Then Eliezer, son of Dodavahu from Mareshah, prophesied against Jehoshaphat. He said, "The LORD will destroy your work because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah." So the ships were wrecked and couldn't go to Tarshish.