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David's Judges Chapter 11 comment on 6/11/2021, 8:26am...

All discussions and view points offered here have merit. Some more, some less. Let's not forget, how much greater God's wisdom is than ours. If we allow the Bible, God's Word, to explain Himself- a the clear rendering can be made. Just keep in mind, we must always use the whole counsel of God not just parts we know or like.

We know, from Scripture, God hated human sacrifices. He does not allow it.

One last point, people may abandon us - even family; but the Lord God Almighty never will.

Thank you Lord for this medium of learning and discussion. Lord Jesus shine His face on all here.

God bless everyone on this forum.

June 11, 2021

 


Ronald L Whittemore's Judges Chapter 11 comment on 5/27/2021, 1:00pm...

Chery

Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord to offer as a burnt sacrifice, the first thing that came out of his house to great him. His only child, his daughter came out first. There was a tradition that if a woman who wants to give herself in service to God must be a virgin. The expression "bewail her virginity" means that she would spend two months with her close friends and relatives before joining herself to the temple.

Verse 39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,



One meaning of burnt offering is to sacrifice at the altar. The other meaning is to give oneself to serve in the Temple, the latter is most likely what was done. She being his only child left no hope for any grandchildren because she could never marry, would die a virgin.

The word lament in verse 40 sounds like she was sacrificed, but the Hebrew word "tanah" can also have the meaning of perhaps recount, rehearse or commemorate the idea of attributing honor.

So, the daughters of Israel could, for four days be honoring her for giving herself for the rest of her life to serve in the temple for the honor of her father's word and the vow he made to God. Some kind of love she had for her daddy.

God bless

 


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