Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

JEHOSHAPHAT

King of Judah (c. 873-849 B.C.) who succeeded his father, King Asa. Apparently a prudent ruler, he took steps to strengthen peaceful relations with Israel and ensure Judah's stability (II Chronicles 17:1). He traveled through his country making wise appointments of judges and priests. "Yahweh," he reminded them, "has no part in fraud or partiality or taking of bribes" (II Chronicles 19:3-10). For nearly twenty-five years he ruled Judah without serious trouble (II Chronicles 20:31). The last years of his reign, however, were marred because he "allied himself with Ahaziah, King of Israel, who led him into evil ways" (II Chronicles 20:35). When he died, his son Jehoram succeeded him (II Chronicles 20:35).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Holding bishops accountable: the next steps 21 hours ago
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See 24 hours ago
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! May 26
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days