SV: The daughter of Jeftah died?

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at
Sat Jun 1 18:18:16 EDT 2002

On 6/1/02 5:16 PM, "Polycarp66 at" <Polycarp66 at> wrote:

> In a message dated 6/1/2002 9:13:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time, sh at
> writes: 
>> Could it be the text SAYS she was ritually sacrificed, but does not
>> necessarily report historical events? I'd tend to think the text is a piece
>> of Israelite/jewish philosophical reflection on themes like fate and human
>> responsibility. Some might even say it's a lot more edifying that way.
> Huh?  What is this supposed to mean.  Please expand.

If I may speak for the previous poster, it means that we should not
necessarily assume that the text refers to an *actual* historic event, but
that it is just a morality tale.

But I could be wrong about what s/he meant...

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