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King Jehoshaphat of Judea

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King Jehoshaphat of Judea: Son of King Asa. Reigned from 737-714 BCE. He was a righteous, G-d-fearing king; he sent scholars throughout Judea to teach the people Torah. During much of his prosperous reign, the neighboring kingdoms brought him tributes. Disregarding the prophecy of Miciah ben Imla, Jehoshaphat joined the Israelite king Ahab to fight against the Aramites, and was defeated. He later joined Ahab's successor, Jehoram, to battle the Moabites. As the prophet Elisha predicted, the Judean-Israelite armies succeeded in vanquishing the Moabites. Shortly afterwards, a confederation of neighboring nations threatened to attack Jerusalem. Jehoshaphat declared a national day of prayer. The would-be invaders turned on each other, and the Judeans were saved.
Jehoshaphat's Prosperous Reign, Jehoshaphat's Military and Political Strength, Jehoshaphat's Alliance with Ahab, Jehoshaphat's Further Exploits
Alliance with Judah, Conflicting Prophecies, Ahab's Death
The kings of Judah. Bamos. Prophecy. The destruction of the First Holy Temple. Gedaliah.
A biblical history of the Jews
After the split of the monarchy, the descendants of King Solomon rule over the Kingdom of Judah in the south. In this lesson we learn about the reigns of the kings from Rehoboam through Joash.
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