The daughter of Jeftah died?

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Mon Jun 3 17:00:33 EDT 2002


Who is the author of the book of Judges,
when did he live, where did he live?
What was the process by which he wrote these (hi)stories?
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Walin [mailto:danserve4x at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Mon, June 03, 2002 4:48 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: The daughter of Jeftah died?
>
>
> --- "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:
> > If you argue that this describes an histoical event,
> > then
> > you must have some theory in mind describing how the
> > event happened to be written down and received into
> > the biblical corpus.
> > What is that theory that you have?
> > Liz Fried
>
> Jephthah was a judge of Israel.  He was in a place of
> leadership over a nation; it seems quite natural to me
> that his the events of his life would be recorded.
> The book of Judges relates the lives of the judges of
> Israel, Jephthah was one of those judges, so the
> author of Judges placed this incident in the book of
> Judges.  Seems logical to me.
>
> Daniel Walin
>
>
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