3:1 In the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat. Probably Jehoram of Judah and his father Jehoshaphat ruled together as co-regents for approximately five years (853–848 b.c.). “The second year of Jehoram” (1:17) would be the same as “the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat” (3:1).
twelve years. That is, 852–841 b.c.