PARUAH (pa-rū'a, Heb. pārûah, blooming). The father of Jehoshaphat employed by Solomon (1Kgs.4.17).
PARUAH pə rōō’ ə (פָּר֖וּחַ, blooming). Father of Jehoshaphat, who was one of Solomon’s twelve purveyors, with Issachar as the district assigned to him (1 Kings 4:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Father of Jehoshaphat, who was one of Solomon’s twelve victualers or providers, and had charge in Isaachar of this function (1Ki 4:17).