The laws attributed to Moses in the generations between Abraham and Jephthah
codified emphatically that Israel's God does not abide child sacrifice, or indeed any taking of a human life: "Thou shaft not kill.
Pentecostal minister Jephthah
Burnett has died aged 85
If you call me Jephthah
, my lord, I have a daughter that I love passing well.
Nicholas Cranfield's essay on artistic representations of the chilling story of Jephthah
and his daughter from Judges is the only study from a nonliterary disciplinary perspective (for which a single color plate is included, the only image in the book).
The mixture of greys, dark reds and orange of the stone pillars add to the sense of airy silence and composure, not even broken by the carved figures on the throne--of Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac, Jephthah
sacrificing his daughter (Fig.
They omitted characters who are hopelessly subservient, such as the daughter of Jephthah
who is sacrificed by her father due to a thoughtless religious vow.
German-born Charles Zeuner (1795-1857) wrote his oratorio Feast of Tabernacles in Boston, and John Hewitt (1801-1890) produced an oratorio Jephthah
The last image depicts Jephthah
mourning the loss of his daughter at his own hand.
To support this notion Judges 11:34 serves as an illustration: when Jephthah
went back home to Mizpah, his daughter came out to meet him, dancing and playing the tambourine.
Carissimi set the Old Testament tragedy of Jephthah
to a vividly imagined score.
Analysis of two Nazarite rituals performed by young female virgins demonstrates how the merging of precolonial Nguni fertility rites for young girls with the biblical story of Jephthah
harnesses physical fertility for the physical and moral reproduction of the Nazarite order.
HAMLET: O Jephthah
, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst thou