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Valley of Josaphat

Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Valley of Josaphat (or Valley of Jehoshaphat) is mentioned in only one passage of the Bible, in Joel 3.2 (Hebrew text, 4.2): "I will gather together all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Josaphat: and I will plead with them there for my people, and for my inheritance Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations" (cf. verse 12). According to one interpretation which has gained currency, the prophet has presented as the scene of Yahweh's judgment on the Gentiles that valley where, in the presence of Josaphat, King of Judah, he annihilated the coalition of Moab, Ammon and Edom. This Valley of the desert of Teqo'a, which was euphemistically called by the Jews èmèq Berâkâh, that is, "valley of blessing," is to be sought in the vicinity of the Khirbet Berèkût, some distance to the west of the Khirbet Teqû'a (about eleven miles from Jerusalem). It is also credible that the prophet meant to designate an ideal, indeterminate valley -- the valley of judgment, and no more -- for Josaphat signifies "Yahweh judges." This valley is, in fact, spoken of under the name of "valley of destruction" (A. V. "valley of decision") in verse 14 of the same chapter. According to the context, the Divine Judgment will be exercised upon the nations who afflicted Judah and Jerusalem at the time of the captivity and the return from exile.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 31st, 2013
  • Pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.15in - 0.40lb
  • EAN: 9785511756233