Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at
Mon Jan 28 12:11:11 EST 2002

Solomon Landes wrote:

A good "rant," Ian.  Additionally, the Law repeatedly provided substitution for human life, as foreshadowed by the pesach.  There were a number of ways a vow could be fulfilled that made subsitution for human life. 

Which are unknown to Jephthah and/or the author of the narrative, and which Saul either didn't know, or was too stupid to think if, until his soldiers suggested it to him.
Jonathan D. Safren

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