The Old Testament History; From the Creation to the Return of the Jews from Captivity. with Maps and Woodcuts
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Important proofs of Jephthah's adherence to the worship of Jehovah. A most important and decisive dnte fJ pose that Jcnhthoh's father was his dcs-: the whole chronology. Jephthah returned a victor to his house at Mizpeh, to receive the promised supremacy over-Gilead, and, alas! to pay his rash vow to Jehovah. For, as he approached his house, his own daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances, like another Miriam; and, to make the blow more terrible, she was his only child. Our natural horror at the consequences of such a meeting U mitigated by the sublime scene of resignation that passed between the rash father and the submissive daughter. "Alas! my daughter! thou hast brought me very low," cried Jephthah, as he rent his clothes, "and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto Jehovah, and I cannot go back." "My father!" she replied, " if thou hast opened thy mouth unto Jehovah, do to me according to the word which hath proceeded out of thy mouth." To crown such a victory as God had given to Israel, she grudged not her own sacrifice. She only prayed for a respite of two months, that she might wander over the mountains of Gilead with the companions whom she had fondly led out to swell the chorus of her father's victory, bewailing that which, to a Hebrew woman, was the worst part of her doom, the loss of the hope of offspring, and so of the possible honour of being the mother of the Messiah. At the end of the two months she returned to her father, "who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed," words which can leave no possible doubt of her fate.61 The custom was established in Israel that the daughters of Israel went out every year for four...
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