Thursday, March 25, 2010

J is for Jumping Jehoshaphat!



Good Afternoon Mrs. Matlock...I am ready for class and this weeks lesson....Today I brought you a jackfruit to enjoy during recess....Just plug your nose to get past the vomit smell, and I think you will really enjoy it. I thought about jujubes, jam or jello but I know you are an adventurous soul, so jackfruit it is. Here is my essay on the letter J'....







J' is for Jumping Jehoshaphat...Who is Jehoshaphat and why did he jump and why should we jump or talk about him jumping? It usually is an expression to exclaim over something...Like "Holy Cow"...
Jehoshaphat actually was a king in biblical times...he was faced with a monstrous army marching on him and he went to God and asked him for guidance and help. He defeated the army with Gods help and they all Jumped for Joy....at least I imagine they did...







According to internet sources the meaning of Jumping Jehoshaphat, is to leap into Gods arms....I think it is the coolest phrase. So JUMPING JEHOSHAPHAT! The moral of this story is jump like you mean it!

24 comments:

Viki said...

Wow, I never knew where that phrase came from. Now I do thanks to you LOL.

laterg8r said...

love learning the origins of sayings - great jump pics too :D

Christy said...

I had never thought about it - but I love knowing these random bits of "useless knowledge"! Makes me killer at trivia games. I especially love the thought of jumping into God's arms.

Brenda said...

I have heard the saying but did not realize where it was from. I does make perfect sense though.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I didn't know where this phrase came from. Love the cat pics.

Andrea said...

That phrase came to mind while I was thinking about the letter J also! I never knew the back story though! Thanks for sharing it!

Jody said...

Thanks for the lesson on that wonderful saying! (J is also for Jody VBG)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Those cats can JUMP!

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Jacque said...

Hi Melinda!

Thanks for giving us the meaning to that phrase. It is very intersting to learn about the meaning of words and expressions that we used every day and have no idea of their inception!! KUDOS...

Thanks for sharing..Have a great weekend!

Nadeen said...

And Jump for Joy! Love the Joy that also comes out. It's all about The Joy!

Jenny said...

I swear I posted a comment on this yesterday.

Hmmm...

Mrs. Matlock is getting forgetful.

I think.

But I totally remember the vomit fruit and the adorable jumping picture!

And since I thought I gave you an A+ yesterday today I will give you an A++ for such a joyful post that I read it twice!

Sarah said...

I've never heard this phrase, and love the sound of it. Thanks for informing all of us about this interesting tidbit. Adorable photos! Loved reading this joyful post!

Marina said...

I love the 3rd shot!
and the story you wrote about JEHOSHAPHAT :-)

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Rocky Mountain Woman said...

awesome...

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for clearing that up.lol
You need to google Voodoo Donuts, there are 2 of them. one is like on 3rd down by where they have Saturday Market under the bridge in Portland
Just don't go on Saturdays...Jammmed packed with people

mbkatc230 said...

My grandmother used to say that all the time, I never knew the exact meaning although I knew it was biblical in origin. Love your jump photos, the cat just cracked me up! And jackfruit? YIKES. Kathy

Mumsy said...

I like that phrase, and the last picture gives me a chuckle!

jeff campbell said...

Holy Moly!! What a cooool post...I so love this phrase, and I thank you for bringing it into the clear light of day...Thanks for your visit to my post...perhaps when you eat peanut butter you will think of me and say to yourself...or outloud...Holy Moly, Jumpin Jehosaphat, this sure is Jiffy! Or maybe not...:-)

Jo said...

"jump like you mean it" ... i love that!

LynnDel said...

A few years ago a neighbor dog found and mauled a baby Jack rabbit. We rescued it, nursed it back to health, and named it Jumping Jehoshaphat until we discovered he was a she, so we changed her name to Jumping Jehosheba, another Biblical character. We took JJ for a long ride to the hills and set her free. I like your J-day info!

Amy said...

Loved the jumping cat...

Yes, Jacob is better than the Jelly Beans.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph said...

Totally fun photos and great background on that expression. i don't think you'll get much mileage out of the jackfruit with Mrs. Matlock, though. :) Sorry to be so late in posting. Just had a busy weekend.

Jenny said...

OK this one is here.