Jephthah

[ jef-thuh ]
/ ˈdʒɛf θə /
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noun

a judge of Israel. Judges 11, 12.
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Jephthah

/ (ˈdʒɛfθə) /

noun

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

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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