No more was heard or seen of Jephthah, or of Captain Venn's troop.
Should Jephthah have broken the vow that sacrificed his daughter?
I do not say that this case is like the case of Jephthah, where the introduction of difficulty is only gratuitous.
In the Book of Judges there is the story of a man named Jephthah.
Jephthah, however, had far too much news to tell to heed her disappointment as she counted the money.
Jephthah stared at his transformed patient, and admitted that it was so.
On the porch of the cabin sat a tall, lean, 23 black-eyed old man smoking his pipe, Jephthah Turrentine himself.
In the case of Jephthah's daughter the sacrifice was actually allowed.
Samson was a sort of Hercules, and Jephthah an Idomeneus,--a lawless freebooter.
Of this kind is the war of Jephthah against the Ammonites, in defence of their borders.
biblical judge of Israel, from Greek Iephthae, from Hebrew Yiphtah, literally "God opens," imperfective of pathah "he opened" (cf. pethah "opening, entrance").
whom God sets free, or the breaker through, a "mighty man of valour" who delivered Israel from the oppression of the Ammonites (Judg. 11:1-33), and judged Israel six years (12:7). He has been described as "a wild, daring, Gilead mountaineer, a sort of warrior Elijah." After forty-five years of comparative quiet Israel again apostatized, and in "process of time the children of Ammon made war against Israel" (11:5). In their distress the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob, to which he had fled when driven out wrongfully by his brothers from his father's inheritance (2), and the people made him their head and captain. The "elders of Gilead" in their extremity summoned him to their aid, and he at once undertook the conduct of the war against Ammon. Twice he sent an embassy to the king of Ammon, but in vain. War was inevitable. The people obeyed his summons, and "the spirit of the Lord came upon him." Before engaging in war he vowed that if successful he would offer as a "burnt-offering" whatever would come out of the door of his house first to meet him on his return. The defeat of the Ammonites was complete. "He smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards [Heb. 'Abel Keramim], with a very great slaughter" (Judg. 11:33). The men of Ephraim regarded themselves as insulted in not having been called by Jephthah to go with him to war against Ammon. This led to a war between the men of Gilead and Ephraim (12:4), in which many of the Ephraimites perished. (See SHIBBOLETH.) "Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead" (7).