Jehoshaphat, Valley of

Jehoshaphat, Valley of

The site where the nations surrounding Israel will be judged by God for transgressions committed against Israel according to (Joel 3:2, Joel 3:12). Some scholars claim that the Valley of Jehoshaphat was known before Joel’s time and that it was named for Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. Most scholars, however, believe that it was Joel who symbolically named a valley in Jerusalem, possibly the Kidron Valley or Gehinom, Jehoshaphat, namely, “Yahweh judges.” It is the place where Yahweh “will enter into judgment” (Joel 3:2) and “will sit to judge” (Joel 3:12), a place also called the “valley of decision” (Joel 3:14).

Joel 3:2

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

Joel 3:12

12Let the nations rouse themselves,
and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat;
for there I will sit to judge
all the neighboring nations.

Joel 3:2

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

Joel 3:12

12Let the nations rouse themselves,
and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat;
for there I will sit to judge
all the neighboring nations.

Joel 3:14

14Multitudes, multitudes,
in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near
in the valley of decision.

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