Jehosheba

JEHOSHEBA (jē-hŏsh'e*ch-ba, Heb. yehôsheva‘, Jehovah is an oath). Sister of Ahaziah (2Kgs.11.2), daughter of Jehoram and his wicked consort Athaliah (Jezebel’s daughter), and wife of the high priest Jehoiada. When Athaliah usurped the throne and killed the royal line, Jehosheba (called Jehoshabeath in 2Chr.22.11 asv, kjv, mlb, mof, nasb, rsv) rescued the baby Joash, hid him with his nurse in a bedchamber in the temple, and preserved the messianic line.


JEHOSHEBA jĭ hŏsh’ ə bə (יְהוֹשֶׁ֣בַע). The daughter of King Jehoram of Judah (2 Kings 11:2). According to 2 Chronicles 22:11, where she is called Jehoshabeath, she was the wife of Jehoiada, the priest. On the death of her brother Ahaziah and most of the rest of the royal family, she hid Jehoash for six years, until he could be made king.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

je-hosh’-e-ba, je-ho-she’-ba (yehoshebha`, "Yahweh is an oath"): Called "Jehoshabeath" in 2Ch 22:11; daughter of Jehoram king of Judah, possibly by a wife other than Athaliah (2Ki 11:2). According to 2Ch 22:11, she was the wife of Jehoiada, the priest. She hid Jehoash, the young son of King Ahaziah, and so saved his life from Queen Athaliah.