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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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Well-paced violins supported the splendid depiction of Jephtha by Robert Murray.
This season is really varied as we are doing Jephtha, which is very energetic.
It makes the contrast even more striking when, in Act Two, Jephtha finds that the person he must sacrifice is his daughter Iphis.
In a bid to see their very own afternoon tea recipe on the Nelson's Lounge and Bar menu at The Rougemont Hotel, competition finalists, Tilly and Ellis Jephtha, Phyllis Liles and Charlotte Baker were invited to take part in a bake off at the hotel, where entries were judged on their visual appeal, taste, smell and texture.
The later essays (1992-2001), by Burrows and Hicks, focus on individual works from the final years of Handel's composing career: Hercules, Balshazzar, Judas Maccabaeus, Alexander Balus, Joshua, Susanna, Solomon, Theodora, and Jephtha.
The cast for this revival includes Nuccia Focile, singing the title role, Susan Bickley, originally from Liverpool, who sang Storge in Katie Mitchell's production of Jephtha for WNO, and Peter Hoare, who created the role of Mal in James MacMillan's opera, The Sacrifice, premiered by WNO in 2007.
Jephtha agrees, but only if he can become leader of the tribe.
Ludwig van Beethoven, comment written on the finale of his String Quartet in F Major, Op 135, copying perhaps Handel's Jephtha 'it must be so' (in German 'So muss es sein'), Gerald Silverman, The Musical Times, Autumn 2003.
Now he is planning two performances of Handel's final oratorio Jephtha, written, he says, while the composer was struggling to cope with the onset of blindness.
Helms rightly attends to the biblical Jephtha in works by Christopherson and Buchanan in connection with Lumley's work.
The company is performing Puccini's tear-jerker La Boheme; Handel's haunting Jephtha set in war-torn 1940s Europe; and a 1960s British seaside version of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.
WEDNESDAY Welsh National Opera present Handel's Jephtha - a hero who's asked to pay a terrible price for victory.