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Jephthah the Judge
Jephthah the Judge (יִפְתָח, yiphthach). Summoned by the elders of Gilead to lead a battle against the Ammonites. Jephthah responded on the condition that he would rule over Gilead after his victorious return. Jephthah successfully routed the Ammonites and ruled over Gilead for six years. He sacrificed
Jephthah the Judge, Critical Issues
Jephthah the Judge, Critical Issues Considers the time period, geopolitical setting, and moral characterization of Jephthah (יִפְתָח, yiphthach), who was called by the elders of Gilead to lead a battle against the Ammonites (Judg 11:4–11). Jephthah is a complex figure in Judges—he defeats the Ammonites