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Jephthah

[jef-thuh] /ˈdʒɛf θə/
noun
1.
a judge of Israel. Judges 11, 12.
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Jephthah

/ˈdʒɛfθə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a judge of Israel, who sacrificed his daughter in fulfilment of a vow (Judges 11:12–40) Douay spelling Jephte (ˈdʒɛftə)
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Word Origin and History for Jephthah

biblical judge of Israel, from Greek Iephthae, from Hebrew Yiphtah, literally "God opens," imperfective of pathah "he opened" (cf. pethah "opening, entrance").

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