A Colonial Nation
King Jehoshaphat of Judah attempted to reestablish the Judean kingdom’s maritime fleet but it was destroyed by a great storm. 1 Kings 22:48 stated that Jehoshaphat attempted to send a fleet of ships out to bring gold from Ophir. His reign was estimated to be from 873 – 849 BC. Now what is interesting about this was King Jehoshaphat pursued an alliance with the Northern Kingdom to pull gold out of mines in a land of Ophir.