|King of Judah|
|Reign||c. 870 - 849 BC|
Jehoshaphat (//; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Hebrew: יְהוֹשָׁפָט, Modern Yehoshafat, Tiberian Yəhôšāp̄āṭ; "Jehovah has judged"; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ; Latin: Josaphat) is a Biblical name which refers to several characters in the Hebrew Bible: The first, Jehoshaphat the Recorder, son of Ahilud, is a scribe who first appears in 2 Samuel. Jehoshaphat, son of Paruah, in Issachar, appears in 1 Kings 4:17. Jehoshaphat, son of Asa, first appears in 1 Kings 15:24 as a King of Judah.
This article concerns Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, as described in the Bible.
According to 1 Kings 15:24, Jehoshaphat, son of Asa, was the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah, and successor to his father. His children included Jehoram, who succeeded him as king. His mother was Azubah. Historically, his name has sometimes been connected with the Valley of Josaphat.