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Jephthah's vow

(Judges 11:30, 31). After a crushing defeat of the Ammonites, Jephthah returned to his own house, and the first to welcome him was his own daughter. This was a terrible blow to the victor, and in his despair he cried out, "Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low...I have opened my mouth unto the Lord, and cannot go back." With singular nobleness of spirit she answered, "Do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth." She only asked two months to bewail her maidenhood with her companions upon the mountains. She utters no reproach against her father's rashness, and is content to yield her life since her father has returned a conqueror. But was it so? Did Jephthah offer up his daughter as a "burnt-offering"? This question has been much debated, and there are many able commentators who argue that such a sacrifice was actually offered. We are constrained, however, by a consideration of Jephthah's known piety as a true worshipper of Jehovah, his evident acquaintance with the law of Moses, to which such sacrifices were abhorrent (Leviticus 18:21; 20:2-5; Deuteronomy 12:31), and the place he holds in the roll of the heroes of the faith in the Epistle to the Hebrews (11:32), to conclude that she was only doomed to a life of perpetual celibacy.

Library

Jephthah's Foolish Promise
... THE OLD TESTAMENT JEPHTHAH'S FOOLISH PROMISE. Jephthah, the Gileadite, was
an able warrior, but he was the son of a wicked woman, and ...
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The Children's Bible
... WOMEN WHO SAVED A NATION. GIDEON'S BRAVE BAND. JEPHTHAH'S FOOLISH PROMISE. SAMSON
WHO DID TO OTHERS AS THEY DID TO HIM. A STRONG MAN WHO LOST HIS STRENGTH. ...
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The Kingdom Conquering
... XI. Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson: the Six Deliverers.
XII.1. Environment counts. ... 2. What was Jephthah's vow? ...
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Of the Death of the Martyrs Considered as a Sacrifice, and in what ...
... Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter should receive attention; it was by vowing
it that he conquered the children of Ammon, and the victim approved his vow ...
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Index.
... Isaiah, cited, 40; faith of, 261. Jacob's blessing, 249, 259. James, St., on faith,
200. Jephthah's faith, 261. Jeremiah predicts a new covenant, 138. ...
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Chapter xxii
... resorted to. Jephthah's case (Jud 11) does not belong here and positively
does not involve the bloody sacrifice of his daughter. Very ...
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Esther's Venture
... This womanly soul was of the same stock as a Miriam, a Deborah, Jephthah's daughter;
and the same fire burned in her,"utter devotion to Israel because entire ...
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After the Whole People had Been Freed from all Distress...
... refers to that subject; and also to the admonition concerning oaths; for which reason
also, the history of Jonathan, and Saul, and that of Jephthah, is brought ...
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The Third Commandment
... Jephthah's vow was rash and unlawful; he vowed to the Lord to sacrifice that to
him which he met with next, and it was his daughter. Judges 11:31. ...
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The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... enemies. They describe how a certain Jephthah distinguished himself in freeing
Gilead from the Ammonites.**. * Judges 9:23, 24. "And ...
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Thesaurus
Jephthah's (1 Occurrence)
...Jephthah's vow. ... After a crushing defeat of the Ammonites, Jephthah returned to his
own house, and the first to welcome him was his own daughter. ...
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Jephunneh (16 Occurrences)

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Games (2 Occurrences)
... we have two striking examples in the Old Testament: the dance accompanied by the
tambourine with which the maidens of Israel, led by Jephthah's daughter, met ...
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Jephthah (26 Occurrences)
... and in "process of time the children of Ammon made war against Israel" (11:5). In
their distress the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of ...JEPHTHAH. ...
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Father (11359 Occurrences)
... Exodus 21:7), but not his daughter to a stranger (Nehemiah 5:5), had power of life
and death, as in the case of Isaac (Genesis 22), Jephthah's daughter (Judges ...
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Four (3139 Occurrences)
... earth" (Isaiah 11:12 Revelation 7:1; Revelation 20:8, the King James Version
"quarters"); "the four corners of the house" (Job 1:19); Jephthah's daughter was ...
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Chemosh (8 Occurrences)
...Jephthah is disputing the right of the Ammonites to invade territory which belongs
to Israel because Yahweh has given it to them by conquest. ...
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Courts (59 Occurrences)
... inference (see Deuteronomy 1:13). Jephthah's election by vote of the people
is clearly set forth (Judges 11:5-11). 2. Character of the ...
/c/courts.htm - 33k

Abelcheramim (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Judges 11:33, RV; AV, "plain of the vineyards"), a village
of the Ammonites, whither Jephthah pursued their forces. Int. ...
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Abel-keramim (1 Occurrence)
... in the Revised Version (British and American) in Judges 11:33, along with Aroer,
Minnith, and "twenty cities," in summarizing Jephthah's campaign against the ...
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