(jih hahssh' ih buh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh is fullness or fortune.” Sister of King Ahaziah who, after his death, took young Joash and protected him from Queen Athaliah so Athaliah could not have him killed as she did the other royal children (2 Kings 11:2). Her name is spelled Jehoshabeath in
2 Chronicles 22:11.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'JEHOSHEBA'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".