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Commander under the priest Jehoiada. Part of the Levitical conspiracy to overthrow Athaliah, queen of Judah, and make Joash king (2 Chr 23:1).
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ELISHAPHAT (PERSON) [Heb ʾĕlı̂šāpāṭ (אֱלִישָׁפָט)]. The son of Zichri, a commander of a hundred men during the palace revolution of Jehoiada the high priest, overthrowing Athaliah (2 Chr 23:1) and placing her son, Joash, on the throne. The name means “God judged.” His role, along with the other
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