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Jephthah

(jĕf`thə), in the Book of Judges, a Hebrew raider, son of Gilead and a judge of Israel. He vowed if victorious over the Ammonites to sacrifice the first of his household to meet him on his return. His daughter was the price of this vow. He also masterminded a slaughter of neighboring Ephraimites. Jephthah is also mentioned in the New Testament book of Hebrews.

Jephthah

routed the Ammonites to save Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 11:32]

Jephthah

Old Testament a judge of Israel, who sacrificed his daughter in fulfilment of a vow (Judges 11:12--40)
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1), il admire le regard plein de confiance et de fierte adresse par l'enfant A son pere (808), et celui de Delaroche, Les Enfants D'Edouard, le frappe par "ces deux admirables tetes des enfants en prison" (806); il remarque aussi le personnage "tres beau, vraiment simple d'expression" (970) de la fille de Jephte qui rachete l'ensemble du tableau de Lehmann.
Audrey O'Mahony, 'Materials for an Edition of the Jephte Play in the Stonyhurst Pageants', ma thesis (Catholic University of America, 1967).
David Stout is the tragic Jephte, Jane Harrington heartbreakingly accepting as his daughter, and Matthew Halls' continuo-based orchestra plays with sonorous gravity.
Two focus predominantly on single plays: Pierre-Louis Vaillan-court shows how, in Jephte ou le Voeu, combining ancient and biblical traditions and affecting a neutrality which anticipated Grotius, Buchanan participated in the theological debate on the relation between divine beneficence and Protestant tragedy's recurrent theme of the sacrifice of innocent victims; and Jeanne Bovet usefully revisits another old controversy, using Jodelle's Cleopatre to demonstrate that rhetoric and theatricality should not be regarded as mutually exclusive concepts for the Renaissance dramatist, since they were reconciled in the oratorical art of actio.
1-22, 75-96) contributed a copy of Carissimi's Jephte (text hand only; music hand is Charles Husbands) and sacred music by Byrd.
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