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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3316 - יִפְתָּח
Jephthah or Jiphtah = “he opens”
1) a son of Gilead and a concubine and the judge who defeated the Ammonites; after the victory because of a vow taken before the battle he sacrificed his daughter as a burnt offering (noun proper masculine)
2) a city in Judah (noun proper locative)
יִפְתָּח (prob. “whom, or what God sets free,” see the root פָּתַח Isaiah 14:17), pr.n.
(1) [Jiphtah], a town in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:43.
(2) [Jephthah], a judge of Israel, celebrated for having, in compliance with a vow, sacrificed his daughter, Judges 11:12; 1 Samuel 12:11 Greek Ἰεφθα, Ἰεφθάε, Vulg. Jephte.
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