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Jephthah’s Daughter

Daughter of Jephthah: Bible

The story of this unnamed woman appears near the end of her father’s story (see Judg 11:1–12:7). Its position, as well as the events that it narrates, suggests that it functions primarily, though not necessarily solely, as a further explication of the character of her father. It is, further, one of the most enigmatic stories in the Hebrew Bible.

Biblical Women in World and Hebrew Literature

This article focuses on the fate of biblical women in post-biblical times.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jephthah’s Daughter." (Viewed on January 16, 2018) <>.


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