The name given in (Joel 3:14
) to the place where God will execute judgment on the Day of the Lord against the nations gathered for the eschatological assault against Jerusalem. The valley is also called “Valley of Jehoshaphat” in (Joel 3:2
; Joel 3:12
). Traditional interpretation identifies the Valley of Jehoshaphat/Decision with the Kidron Valley, east of Jerusalem, where the pious kings Asa and Josiah are reported to have destroyed pagan idols (1Kgs 15:13
; 2Kgs 23:4
; 2Kgs 23:6
; 2Kgs 23:12
; 2Chr 15:16
; 2Chr 29:16
; 2Chr 30:14
in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
in the valley of decision.
2I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat, and I will enter into judgment with them there, on account of my people and my ... View more
12Let the nations rouse themselves,
and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat;
for there I will sit to judge
all the neighboring nations.
13He also removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother, because she had made an abominable image for Asherah; Asa cut down her image and burned it at the W ... View more
4The king commanded the high priest Hilkiah, the priests of the second order, and the guardians of the threshold, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the ... View more
6He brought out the image of Asherah from the house of the Lord, outside Jerusalem, to the Wadi Kidron, burned it at the Wadi Kidron, beat it to dust and threw ... View more
12The altars on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars that Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house o ... View more
16King Asa even removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother because she had made an abominable image for Asherah. Asa cut down her image, crushed it, and ... View more
16The priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord to cleanse it, and they brought out all the unclean things that they found in the temple of the ... View more
14They set to work and removed the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for offering incense they took away and threw into the Wadi Kidron.