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One of the Shoftim - Judges who led Israel to war against the Ammonites 300 years after entering the land

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What else could have come out of Yiftach's house?

Judges chapter 11 tells of the vow that Yiftach makes to God -- if he is successful in battle he will offer up to God the first thing that comes out of the door of his house to greet him. As we know, ...
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Did Yiftach's daughter have to comply with his vow?

In Judges chapter 11 Yiftach vows to dedicate whatever first comes out of the doors of his home to God (perhaps to be sacrificed as an offering) should he be victorious in battle. After his victory he ...
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Why did Yiftach have to fulfill his oath?

Yiftach swore that the first thing to come out of his house upon his arrival would become a sacrifice. Unfortunately, that was his daughter. Why he didn't get it annulled and why he went through with ...
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What was the name of Yiftach's (Jephthah's) daughter?

Do we have any sources for the name of Yiftach/Jephthah's daughter in Shoftim?
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Memorializing biblical characters through song? (Yiftach's daughter)

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 ...
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What shevet is Yiftach from? Who are אַנְשֵׁ֣י גִלְעָ֔ד?

In Shoftim Perek 12, it speaks of the people of גִלְעָ֔ד. Who are these people? They fight against the people of Ephraim and I am just confused which shevet they are from? Additionally, it says in 12:...
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Yiftach's bones were scattered

I saw in a sefer (Ishei Hatanakh) that Yiftach's bones were scattered as a punishment for killing his daughter. The sefer said the source was otzer midrashim: the aleph bet of ben sira 36, but I ...
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What was God's involvement in the matter of Jephthah's daughter?

The book of Judges tells us the sad story of Jephthah (Yiftach), who vowed he would sacrifice anything coming out of his house, and it turned out to be his daughter. [Judges 11] Not only does God not ...
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