American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Jehoshaphat Ninth century B.C. King of Judah who formed an alliance with the kingdom of Israel.
- n. biblical A male given name
“Thus, anciently, the invading horde in Jehoshaphat's time had marched as far north as En-gedi, before intelligence of their advance was conveyed to the court.”
“Joel's prophecy that the valley of Jehoshaphat is to be the scene of the overthrow of the Antichristian foes.”
“Some think it was penned upon occasion of the threatening descent which was made upon the land of Judah in Jehoshaphat's time by the Moabites and Ammonites, those children of Lot here spoken of (ver. 8), who were at the head of the alliance and to whom all the other states here mentioned were auxiliaries.”
“Chron.v. 13, when they sang these words, "for his mercy endureth for ever," the house was filled with a cloud) and in Jehoshaphat's time”
“The gate of Jehoshaphat leads to the valley of Jehoshaphat, which is the gathering-place of nations .”
“Jehoshaphat," gasped Major Mallaby-Kelby, "this is indeed the height of war luxury.”
“Jehoshaphat': for there will I 'sit to judge' all the nations round about.”
“As "Jehoshaphat" means "the judgment of Jehovah," the valley of Jehoshaphat may be used as a general term for the theater of God's final judgments on Israel's foes, with an allusion to the judgment inflicted on them by Jehoshaphat.”
“Of course we are not to say to ourselves, 'God will fight for us, and we need not strike a blow,' Jehoshaphat's example does not fit our case in that respect, and we may thank God that it does not.”
“In the past Jews prostrated humbly to their Lord: "Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD" 2 Chronicles 20:18.”
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