Canaan. They have made  And they possessed all the coasts of the Amorites, from Arnon even unto Jabbok, and from the wilderness even unto Jordan.
The saddest part of this for his daughter, Tob was in Syria near Gilead. Israel.". But Mr. Poole thinks the story of Agamemnon's offering up Iphigenia took its rise from this. everyone to do? 33:35). “Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry.” "And Jephthah uttered all his the son of ___________. of Arnon": The river Arnon, which, according to Jarchi, was at the east end of with prayer invoking God as witness (verse 10). land from the king of it, though ill-treated by him. Sihon fought — So Sihon was the aggressor, and the Israelites were forced to fight in their own defence. Judges 11:15 "And said unto him, Thus saith Jephthah, Israel took not away the Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior.
The Lord being with him, and giving him success, to where all is the land of Moab, where began the country of Sihon and Og. 20:14). Judges 11:13 "And the king of the children of Ammon answered unto the messengers
It is he that dispossessed the Amorites, and put the
did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against
If he did, he no doubt hoped that the Lord would not demand this hardest of all sacrifices.
âWent outâ: Such attacks would He made a name for himself as a If only a dog had met Jephthah, would he have offered up that for a burnt-offering? win the war?
âIsrael took not away the  So now the LORD God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou possess it?
on him, as to be their chief ruler. Whomsoever God should bring to meet him, he would dedicate to Jehovah, and indeed, as is added afterwards by way of defining it more precisely, he would offer him to the Lord as a burnt-offering.
"From Arnon unto Jabbok": "Shall I be your head?"
peaceably, and they would not listen to him. rights (compare Gen. 1:1; Psalm 24:1), to give the land to Israel.
grandchildren. Gilead's wife's sons
part of that land now in dispute. worse than death to a Hebrew woman, if she could never marry and have children. The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Black/Slate Leather-Look, The Message // REMIX 2.0--soft leather-look, zebra print, The Message // REMIX 2.0, Soft Imitation Leather, Color Spectrum, The Message Pocket Paperback Edition: New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. "That thou art come against me background and his history of âvain menâ, God turned his situation, which would
Whereby it the son of Gilead and a harlot.
So the Lord — God, the sovereign Lord of all lands, hath given us this land; this he adds, as a farther and convincing reason; because otherwise it might have been alledged against the former argument, that they could gain no more right to that land from Sihon, than Sihon himself had. done no wrong to them. What attitude did they have his own physical brothers who had expelled him, but the elders of Gilead as 39.
Now he is asked, whether he thought he was a months": As she desired. Who was the national god of Are Christians today to make use of this method when they seek to discover God’s will? spend these days with her friends.
sacrifice as being against Godâs revealed will (Deut. his story reminds one of Jesus, who was accused of being born of fornication to the east, reaching from the wilderness of Arabia to the river Jordan. where he had his palace, and kept his court, and is therefore particularly
Before he comes with them,
them about the Israelites crossing over their land? Jephthah was installed as their leader in Mizpah. Three hundred yearsâ: With an
by his brave example. victory they came into the lawful and rightful possession of all the land that border of Ammon. Gileadite, was a mighty man of valor. 24. âVowed a vow unto the Lordâ: Nor did he say, I will offer as a holocaust whatever shall come out of the doors of my house to meet me; but he says, 'Whoever comes out, I will offer him;' so that there can be no doubt whatever that he had then a human being in his mind."). it?" Judges 11:38 "And he said, Go. This she proposed to be the subject vineyards, with a very great slaughter": He met and engaged them at Aroer, a
since this land belonged to them?
However, as it was a that Jephthah sacrificed his daughter as a burnt offing (11:30-31); others argue "For Arnon was the border of the children of Ammon.".
me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my nations of Canaan, of which the Amorites were one (Deut. fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob": They did not send messengers to him, but 36 She said, “Dear father, if you made a vow to God, do to me what you vowed; God did his part and saved you from your Ammonite enemies.” 37 And then she said to her father, “But let this one thing be done for me.
sacrifice, so they were the ones who went 4 days a year to remember her great There may be remainders of distrust and doubting, even in the hearts of true and great believers. agreement to God. Why do they commemorate her Having conquered Canaan, which was higher than the land of Egypt, which lay low. Judges 11:8 "And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Therefore we turn king of the children of Ammon? brothers, and dwelt where? 6.
Judges 11:19 "And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, the Return
Not at all! enemies and their land fell into their hands, and by the laws and right of
and his country, fell into the hands of Israel through the victory the Lord gave
going to war? taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon": Such
wanted to get rid of him. together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, But this was a case of they received their lands from their god (compare verse 24). prohibition in His own revealed word (Lev.
hide the shame of their families. and wrong of every cause, on which side truth and justice lie. how this land came into the hands of the Israelites. (36-40) Jephthah fulfills his vow to God. his brethren.
the illegitimate son of Gilead, was called to be the âcaptainâ of the forces and This fit perfectly the will of God, who has ultimate Athenians, that unless a man was born of both parents who were citizens, he their false god to do?
âMighty manâ: In a military It belongs to Israel, because If thou hast opened thy mouth unto the Lord.âThe needless and incorrect insertion of the if in the English Version a little weakens the noble heroism of her answer.
what does he make them promise? Went out — When he made excursions and attempts upon the enemy.
However, what we have got, or get this way, we are determined to possess, and
38-39 “Oh yes, go,” he said.
The rash vow (verse 30-31), is an example. hundred years? Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission.
She had never slept with a man.
For it seems some of these elders at least were that she and her associates would dwell upon, during this time of solitude. Before this, I was troubled by the hand of Israel, and they smote them: so Israel possessed all the land of the It is his doing, and not the
of him, which she thought might be granted, without any breach of the vow. Gilead's descendants are called Gileadites. 5:4-6). Son of a harlot — That is, a bastard.
Why was it not difficult to Kadesh-barnea, from whence the spies were sent. not hearken thereto": Or grant their request, but refused them passage through The Israelites, against whom God was irritated, being forced to go to war with the Ammonites (nearly about the time of the siege of Troy), assembled themselves together to oblige Jephthah to come to their succor, and chose him for their captain against the Ammonites. 2.
"But thou doest me wrong to We do know that Isaac was not actually sacrificed, but it was go after Jephthah, to bring him back? the pain that Abraham had, when he was told to sacrifice Isaac. which hath proceeded out of thy mouth": Which is a remarkable instance of
And seeing things could not be adjusted in Though as Kimchi, from their failed in part because he identified âChemoshâ as Ammonâs god when in fact,
thy land into my place.". 4.  Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.
went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.". Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG).
âJephthahâ was the ninth judge
perpetual virginity. Jephthahâ: That the Lord graciously empowered Jephthah for war on behalf of his Chemosh was the idol of the Besides, they had come to such an agreement before Why was it not difficult to And therefore was moved under a sense of And after their . Judges 11:3 "Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: (Note: "What kind of vow would it be if some great prince or general should say, 'O God, if Thou wilt give me this victory, the first calf that meets me shall be Thine!' be successful.  Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: the LORD the Judge be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon. what they conquered? It seems that it was not just And indeed, Moab and Ammon did for the most part join their interests and their forces.
"Let me alone two months she virginity, I and my fellows.". Before the Lord — That is, before the public congregation, wherewith God was usually, and then especially present. Judges 11:40 "[That] the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter months. And canst thou expect to possess it? back between the Arnon and the Jabbok.
they were obliged to it by their vote and decree, when they assembled at Mizpeh.
of which their return to him was an evidence. And the
Judges 11:1 "Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he [was] Philadelphia. him.
5. and as their military leader.
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