The daughter of Jeftah died?

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at
Mon Jun 3 16:20:29 EDT 2002

If this is historical, what transmission
theory do you propose to account for it's inclusion
in the biblical corpus?
Liz Fried

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Walin [mailto:danserve4x at]
> Sent: Mon, June 03, 2002 4:10 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: The daughter of Jeftah died?
> Once again, what reason is there to assume that this
> is not a historical event?  It seems that a large
> number of people are unable to believe that there was
> indeed an actual man named Jephthah, who actually made
> the vow mentioned in Judges and who actually fulfilled
> that vow by sacrificing his daughter as a burnt
> offering.
> Shouldn't one have some viable reason for believing
> that this is not the case before he or she leaves the
> evidence in Judges in favor of random conjectures?
> Being unable to believe it because you are unable to
> imagine that such a thing would happen is not a viable
> reason.  By such reasoning one could conveniently deny
> every atrocity in history.
> Daniel Walin
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