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    1. a judge of Israel. Judges 11, 12.
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    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

    Examples from the Web for jephthah

    Historical Examples of jephthah

    • In the case of Jephthah‘s daughter the sacrifice was actually allowed.

      Bride of the Mistletoe

      James Lane Allen

    • The story of Jephthah was also one of the favourite subjects of ancient tapestry.


      William Shakespeare

    • Should Jephthah have broken the vow that sacrificed his daughter?

      Gilbert Keith Chesterton

      Patrick Braybrooke

    • In the Book of Judges there is the story of a man named Jephthah.

      Standards of Life and Service

      T. H. Howard

    • Jephthah stared at his transformed patient, and admitted that it was so.

      Judith of the Cumberlands

      Alice MacGowan

    British Dictionary definitions for jephthah


    1. Old Testament a judge of Israel, who sacrificed his daughter in fulfilment of a vow (Judges 11:12–40)Douay spelling: Jephte (ˈdʒɛftə)
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
    © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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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”).

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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