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Monday, December 10, 2007

Jephthah's Daughter: What do you think?

Matthew's Blog: Jephthah's Daughter: What do you think?

A very intriguing question!!!! I want to know what you think!


  • Nice of you to put in a link here, Rose.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/10/2007 3:11 PM  

  • Very interestin!

    By Anonymous Interested Spectator, at 12/10/2007 5:33 PM  

  • Hey Rose! How's it going?

    I have read many of the arguments for Jephthah's daughter's 'perpetual celibacy,' from numerous authors, and they just aren't convincing.

    If Jephthah's vow was to offer a burnt offering, and it says that he did to her as he vowed, then the obvious import would seem to be that he did in fact offer her as a burnt offering.

    The fact that she bewailed her virginity means little. The fact that this story makes mention of her virginity underscores not that she was a perpetual virgin, but that she died without having any children- which underscores Jephthah's commitment to his vow, since he would fulfill it even though it meant the end of his family's line forever.

    Given the proclivity for rash vows in the OT, and the general state of moral anarchy within this period in Israel's history, the fact that a human sacrifice would show up isn't all that surprising.

    By Blogger Deviant Monk, at 12/10/2007 6:37 PM  

  • Deviant Monk, you are welcome to come and share that view on my blog and read some of the comments there.

    God Bless


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/11/2007 4:46 AM  

  • Rose, are you feeling rash today?

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 12/11/2007 4:46 AM  

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