Treasury of Scripture
And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned to 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,
did with. That Jephthah did not sacrifice his daughter, but consecrated her to the service of God in the tabernacle, in a state of celibacy, will we imagine be evident from the following consideration;1.Human sacrifices were ever an abomination to Jehovah, of which Jephthah could not be ignored; and consequently he would neither have made such a vow, nor carried it into execution.
2. We are expressly told that Jephthah was under the influence of the Spirit of God, which would effectually prevent him from embruing his hands in the blood of his own child.
3.He had it in his power to redeem his daughter,
Leviticus 27:4 And if it be a female, then your estimation shall be thirty shekels.
and surely his own child must have been of more value than thirty shekles
4. Besides, who was to perform the horrid rite? not Jephthah himself, who was no priest, and in whom it would have been most unnatural and inhuman; and the priests would certainly have dissuaded him from it.
5.The sacred historian informs us, that she bewailed her virginity, that she knew no man, and that the Israelitish women went yearly to comfort or lament with her.
Judges 11:31 Then it shall be, that whatever comes forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon...
Leviticus 27:28,29 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to the LORD of all that he has, both of man and beast...
Deuteronomy 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hates, have they done to their gods...
Isaiah 66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation...
custom, or ordinance.
Strong's ConcordanceAnd 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,
Topical BibleCustom Israelite Months Oath Pass Relations Returned Rule Statute Thus Touched Turneth Virgin Vow Vowed
Judges Chapter 11 Verse 39
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OT History: Judges 11:39 It happened at the end of two (Jd Judg. Jdg)