Jephthah and his daughter
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sun Sep 13 16:39:57 EDT 1998
On Sat 12 Sep 98 (20:29:45), 596547 at ican.net wrote:
> I find it very difficult to believe Jephthah sacrificed his daughter by
> killing her(Judges 11). Might he have put her away to a life of seclusion
> or celibacy? We don't see blood, not even a smoking gun. Are there
> answers either in legend, ancient Levantine anthropology or the Biblical
> text itself?
"The Biblical text itself" commends Jephthah for his faith (Hebrews 11:32).
Let us not overlook that. He is bracketed together with greats like David
and Samuel as well as other Judges of the Amphictyony.
Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
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