SV: The daughter of Jeftah died?

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Sat Jun 1 18:35:19 EDT 2002


In a message dated 6/1/2002 6:19:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
cbrady at tulane.edu writes:


> sh at teol.ku.dk
> > 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
> 


And what is the moral point of her being sacrificed?

gfsomsel

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