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Headword: Ἰεφθάε
Adler number: iota,207
Translated headword: Jephtha
Vetting Status: high
Judge of Judaea, the man who rescued Israel from the hand of the Philistines. He vowed to God that he would sacrifice the first person he encountered. Then when he saw his own daughter dancing in a festival of victory, right away he slew her. Hence Jewish maidens carried out an annual four-day memorial service for her.
Greek Original:
Ἰεφθάε, κριτὴς Ἰουδαίας, ὁ ῥυσάμενος τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἐκ χειρὸς Φυλιστιείμ: ὃς ηὔξατο τῷ θεῷ τὸ πρῶτον ὑπ' αὐτοῦ ὑπαντώμενον καταθύειν. ἐπεὶ οὖν τὴν ἑαυτοῦ θυγατέρα ἐπὶ τοῖς νικητηρίοις ὀρχουμένην ἐθεάσατο, ταύτην εὐθέως ἀνεῖλε. διὸ δὴ αἱ τῶν Ἰουδαίων παρθένοι τετραήμερον αὐτῆς κατ' ἔτος ἐπετέλεσαν μνήμην.
The story of Jephtha and his daughter occurs in Judges 11.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; children; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; law; religion; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 19 November 2003@16:11:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, set status) on 20 November 2003@00:06:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 20 November 2003@03:09:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 November 2005@05:54:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 January 2013@09:52:44.


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