“And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord. He said, “If you give me victory over the Ammonites, I will give to the Lord whatever comes out of my house to meet me when I return in triumph. I will sacrifice it as a BURNT OFFERING.
‘You may go,’ Jephthah said. And he sent her away for two months. She and…
I don’t think many even know about that. Or the other human sacrifices given in the Bible, including Jesus… his own son… of what is based on whether or not you go to be tortured. If you don’t believe god killed his kid then raised him back up, then off to hell with you. I just don’t get the idea that an innocent man/woman being killed somehow appeases a loving compassionate god?
It was a “sacrifice…”
In the Bible book of Judges 11: 38-40 ” You may go,” he said. And he let her go for two months.
She and the girls went into the hills and wept because she would never marry. 39 After that the two months, she returned to her father and did as he had vowed. And she was a virgin, From this comes the Israelite custom 40. That each year the young women would go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jepthah, the Gileadite.”
And she remained unmarried for life, by devoting herself in exclusive service at God’s sanctuary in Shilo. She was a loyal worshipper of her God, Jehovah and was convinced that her father’s vow
should be carried out.
if you tell God you’re going to do something, and you go back on it, then you are indeed a poor man.
as for Jephthah, he was a fool (in my opinion) making an oath like that! what did he THINK was going to happen? who did he think was going to come from his own front door “to meet him”? he made his OWN decision, and clearly his daughter was okay with it (though she probably wasn’t too fond of dying a virgin).
the point of this story should be clear to anyone reading it: don’t make rash declarations, and ESPECIALLY not in a pact with God. saying something so seemingly random got him into some trouble. and maybe, just maybe, God would’ve spared her, if she hadn’t been thinking of her libido first! i mean, after all, it wasn’t as though she wouldn’t be going to paradise after death, right? what’s such a bad thing about virginity? virgins are more fun in bed anywayz! if you recall, Jesus died a virgin, and He never complained about that!
i’ll bet that what ACTUALLY happened was that she went up on the mountains with her friends to get laid, and either her friends were too “holier than thou” to go thru with it, or she was too ugly, and none of them wanted to poon her. the Bible doesn’t really say how pretty or attractive she was, so one can only assume.
God had nothing to do with that pact (other than being the subject of it). Jeph made all the declarations.
He didn’t kill her, the sacrifice was a symbol of giving her life over to God, she lived the remainder of her life serving at the temple. The daughters of Israel would go up to the temple yearly to commend her. See what happens when people read what they don’t understand, no comprehension of the material being read. To the id**ts who don’t understand, explain please then how the daughters of Israel could go up to the temple and give commendations yearly for four days in the year to the daughter of Jephthah if she was dead. Judges 11:40
God didn’t tell Jephthah to make that vow or carry out the vow. He came up with all of that on his own. What did Jephthah think would come out of his house? He was a moron. There is no evidence to say that god enjoyed or approved of his sacrifice.
What do you mean “allow”?
There are very few miracles in the Book of Judges.
Mostly alot of war and people trying alot of things and often failing.
Jepthah clearly sinned (and quite heavily at that) and commited a crime under Jewish law.
see for instance Leviticus 18:21 and Jeremiah 32:35
Under Jewish law, Jeptah was (1) not supposed to make such a vow as he did
and (2) was supposed to go to the court and annul the vow when he discovered that it would cause him to kill someone.
He was a self-important, arrogant son-of-a-b — and his family suffered for it.
He did NOT burn his daughter. She lived the rest of her life in religious service. Compare it to being a Catholic Nun of today. A person’s bias shows when they twist scripture.
The Bible does not say he sacrificed her, it says she died a virgin. So Jephtha could very well have given her SERVICE as a lifelong virgin to God. She could have died a virgin 50 years later.
God does not exist and never has, he is a figment of the imagination of the ancients and was used to keep the masses under control by self appointed holy men.
God allows a lot of heavy ****. Don’t mean He ain’t gonna smite thine a$$$ one day