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Jehoshaphat, Judean king (868–847 bce), whose story is told in 1 Kgs 15:24; 22:1–38, 41–51; 2 Kgs 3:1–27; 12:19; 1 Chr. 3:10, and 2 Chr. 17:1–21:1. In his time, Judah (see also Tribes of Israel) became heavily dependent on the northern kingdom of Israel (II, 1) so that one can almost speak of a veiled vassal relationship. 1 Kgs 22 is based on a war account in which the king of the northern kingdom is not mentioned by name. 2 Kgs 3 is an account into which the Elisha episode in vv. 9b-17*, along with additions in vv. 18f., has been inserted. Neither account traces bac…

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Rüterswörden, Udo, “Jehoshaphat”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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