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Jefté; Jephté; Jeftè; Ιεφθάε; Jiftaĥ; Iefte; エフタ; Иеффай; Jefta; Jiftach; Jefté; Iafta; یفتاح; 耶弗他; Jefta; یفتح; افتاح; Їфтах; Jefta; Yefta; Yefta; ജഫ് താ; Jefta; יפתח הגלעדי; Jefte; Yeftah; 입다; Jephthah; يفتاح الجلعادي; Jiftách; Jephthah; 8. Juez de Israel; بائبل کا کردار; personnage biblique; דמות מקראית; Richter in Israel, welcher seine Tochter opferte; 판관기에 등장하는 판관; biblical character; biblická postava; personaggio biblico; Jefte; Jephte; Jephta; יפתח השופט; Ифтах; Иефай; Jephta; Yiftah; Jephtha; Jefta; Jeftah; Iiftah; Jephthah; Jephtha; Jephte; Jephta; Jefte; ജഫ്താ; Jephthah
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Wikidata Q1133523
VIAF ID: 126248939
GND ID: 118834339
Library of Congress authority ID: n87805118
National Library of Israel J9U ID: 987007307670405171
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Biblical judge (Judges, 10:6–12:7) who led Israel imto war against the powerful Ammonites. Before the decisive battle, he made a vow according to which, in the event of a victory, he would sacrifice to YHWH the first thing that came to meet him on his return home. That "thing," however, turned out to be his beloved only daughter, who had rushed to meet him and celebrate his victory.

A literal reading of the biblical passage suggests that Jephthah did go through with his vow and that he did, in effect, sacrifice his daughter. Other interpretations claim that the Bible's language should be understood in such a way that the girl was banished to the nearby mountains, and to a life of perpetual virginity, but that her life was ultimately spared.


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