Jephthah and his daughter

Ben Crick ben.crick at
Sun Sep 13 16:39:57 EDT 1998

On Sat 12 Sep 98 (20:29:45), 596547 at 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.

 ShaLoWM `aLeKha
 Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
 <ben.crick at>
 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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