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Re: Jumping jehosephat

Posted by Kathryn on December 04, 1999

In Reply to: Re: Jumping jehosephat posted by Evelyn Jones on December 01, 1999

: : : : Does anyone know where the phrase jumping jehosephat came from?

: : : Since nobody has so far, on this forum, been able to give a satisfactory answer to your question I propose in the words of Churchill (1874 - 1965) to classify it as '.a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'.

: : Except, of course, that Jehosephat was a king in the Bible.

: The real riddle remains: why was he jumping and what provoked him so to do?

I have read over the stories in the bible that discuss Jehosephat and none of them refer to him jumping. Maybe it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery
inside an enigma. ksc