Did Asa and Jehoshaphat’s reigns overlap in Judah?

Question: From the dates I can find, King Asa and Jehoshaphat overlapped in their reigns as kings. 873 – 870. Is that correct? And why the overlap? Also, when Elijah was fleeing from Jezebel and went to Judah do we know for sure which king was reigning over Judah (Asa or Jehoshaphat). Answer: Asa is…

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The Mesha Stele

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton In 1868, a stone monument was found at the ancient site of Dibon, once the capital of Moab. The site is currently located in the modern country of Jordan. The black basalt stele is a record of King Mesha of Moab recounting his rebellion against Israel. “Now Mesha king of Moab…

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