Je·​hosh·​a·​phat ji-ˈhä-sə-ˌfat How to pronounce Jehoshaphat (audio)
: a king of Judah who brought Judah into an alliance with the northern kingdom of Israel in the ninth century b.c.

Word History


Hebrew Yĕhōshāphāṭ

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jehoshaphat was circa 1500

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“Jehoshaphat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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