Son of Asa, and succeeded him as King of Judah; he reigned for twenty-five years in the middle of the ninth century BC, and was succeeded by his son, Joram, who appears next to him in the window, above David. Like the other kings depicted, he carries a sceptre.

JOSHAPHAT or Jehoshaphat was the son of Asa, king of Judah, and assumed the throne at the age of 35. He reigned for 25 years and is given a good report in the Book of Kings where we are told that he “did right in the sight of the Lord”. The important political achievement in his reign was the peace he made with the breakaway kingdom of Israel, putting an end to their long hostility.

Bishop John Davies

The Llanrhaeadr  Jesse window  Josaphat back