(8) Death. His death, however, took place not very long after this at the age of sixty. after hav ing reigned twenty-five years. (B. C. 896.) He left the kingdom in a prosperous condition to his eldest son Jehoram, whom he had in the last years of his life associated with him in the gov ernment'.
(9) Character. 'Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with all his heart,' was the character given to this king by Jelm, when, on that account, he gave to his grandson an honorable grave (2 Chron. xxii:9). And this, in fact, was the sum and substance of his character. The Hebrew an nals offer the example of no king who more care fully squared all his conduct hy the principles of the theocracy. He kept the Lord always before his eyes, and was in all things obedient to his will when made known to !din by the prophets. Few of the kings of Judah manifested so much zeal for the real welfare of his people. or took measures so judicious to promote it. His good talents, the benevolence of his disposition. and
his generally sound judgment are shown not only in the great measures of domestic policy which distinguished his reign, but by the manner in which they were executed. No trace can be found in him of that pride which dishonored some and ruined others of the kings who preceded and fol lowed him. Most of his errors arose from that dangerous facility of temper which sometimes lcd him to act against the dictates of his naturally sound judgment, or prevented that judgment from being fairly exercised.
2. A priest in the time of David who was ap pointed to blow the trumpet before the ark whcn brought up to Jerusalem (i Chron. xv :24). (B.
C. about to43.) 3. Son of Ahilud, who was recorder or chron icler in the court of David and Solomon (2 Sam. viii :to; xx :24; 1 Kings iv :3; Chron. xviii :15). (B. C. tog.) 4. Son of Paruah ; purveyor of the district of Issachar under Solomon (1 Kings iv :17). (B.
C. about 995.) 5. Father of King Jehu (2 Kings ix :2, 14). (B.