If we are going of the opinion that Yiftach did indeed kill his daughter, the verse then says the daughters of Yisroel memorialized her once a year through songs (Shoftim 11:40). Are there any other times in Tanakh where we see someone memorialized by song?

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    Dovid's song for Yonasan?
    – The GRAPKE
    Dec 31, 2020 at 0:22
  • what perek/pasuk is that? I'd love to check it out, thanks!
    – Dina
    Dec 31, 2020 at 0:24
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    @Dina see II Samuel end of chapter one. It's more of an elegy
    – Double AA
    Dec 31, 2020 at 2:21
  • @DoubleAA But a poetic one, at any rate
    – The GRAPKE
    Dec 31, 2020 at 2:53
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    Another example (although it might be stretching the definition of "song") would be Yoshiyahu, where II Divrei Hayamim 35:25 says that the elegies for his death exist "until this day as a statute for Yisrael, and are written together with the lamentations" (and (pseudo-)Rashi there says that this refers to ch. 4 of Eicha).
    – Meir
    Dec 31, 2020 at 15:39


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