First Kings 22:42-43

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1 Kings 22:42-43: Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. And he walked in all the ways of his father Asa. He did not turn aside from them, doing what was right in the eyes of the Lord. Nevertheless the high places were not taken away, for the people offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.

2 Chronicles 17:5-6: Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah gave presents to Jehoshaphat, and he had riches and honor in abundance. And his heart took delight in the ways of the Lord; moreover he removed the high places and wooden images from Judah.

First Kings says that Jehoshaphat removed the high places, but Second Chronicles says that Jehoshaphat didn't remove the high places.

He may have removed the high places after the time period recorded in First Kings. This idea is supported by the statement a few verses later in 1 Kings 22:45, where 'the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah' is suggested as a further source of information on 'the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat'.


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