Jehovah is liberal; or, whom Jehovah impels. (1.) A son of Shimeah, and nephew of David. It was he who gave the fatal wicked advice to Amnon, the heir to the throne (2 Sam. 13:3-6). He was very “subtil,” but unprincipled. (2.) A son of Rechab, the founder of a tribe who bound themselves by a vow to abstain from wine (Jer. 35:6-19). There were different settlements of Rechabites (Judg. 1:16; 4:11; 1 Chr. 2:55). (See RECHABITE.) His interview and alliance with Jehu are mentioned in 2 Kings 10:15-23. He went with Jehu in his chariot to Samaria.
whom Jehovah gave. (1.) One of the stewards of David’s store-houses (1 Chr. 27:25). (2.) A Levite who taught the law to the people of Judah (2 Chr. 17:8). (3.) Neh. 12:18.
Jehovah-exalted. (1.) Son of Toi, king of Hamath, sent by his father to congratulate David on the occasion of his victory over Hadadezer (2 Sam. 8:10). (2.) A Levite of the family of Gershom (1 Chr. 26:25). (3.) A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to instructruct the people in Judah (2 Chr. 17:8). (4.) The son […]
biblical name (II Sam. viii:16), used as a mild expletive in American English from 1857.
[ji-hosh-uh-fat, -hos-] /dʒɪˈhɒʃ əˌfæt, -ˈhɒs-/ noun 1. a king of Judah, son of Asa, who reigned in the 9th century b.c. I Kings 22:41–50. /dʒɪˈhɒʃəˌfæt; -ˈhɒs-/ noun (Old Testament) 1. the king of Judah (?873–?849 bc) (I Kings 22:41–50) 2. the site of Jehovah’s apocalyptic judgment upon the nations (Joel 4:14) Jehovah-judged. (1.) One of […]