They are the story of Jephtha's daughter in Judges 11:29-40 (within the Jephthah
cycle Judges 10:6-12:7), the Samson narrative in Judges 13-16, and the Saul cycle in 1 Samuel.
A few hundred years later, after Abraham's land of promise is settled by his descendants, Jephthah
the judge is fully prepared to thwart his own future with the ritual murder of his only daughter.
On the contrary, Sorma was able to present more conformist plays such as Georges Ohnet's The Iron Master (15 November 1900) or The Daughter of Jephthah
(1886) by Felice Cavallotti (the latter seems to have been performed in Greece, then, for the first time, 10, 16 November 1900).
The reference to Jephthah
, who in the Renaissance imagination was frequently linked to Iphigenia, interestingly recalls Barabas' protestation of deep love for his daughter Abigail in The Jew of Malta: "one sole daughter, whom I hold as dear / As Agamemnon did his Iphigen: / And all I have is hers" (1.
was willing to sacrifice his wife's or daughter.
Other studies explore the role of Jephthah
in the history of interpretation and reception, the domestic shrine of Micah, prophets in Judges (Deborah and the anonymous prophet of chap.
Although the novel begins with an account of how Clare came to Lacewood in the 1880s, as part of a brief opening exposition about the town itself, the rest of the history proceeds chronologically, from when Jephthah
Clare comes to America in 1802 until the turn of the millennium.
She may also be viewed as the only daughter of the ancient judge Jephthah
, or like Jephthah
himself, who promises to sacrifice to God the first thing coming out of his house in exchange for God's help against his enemies, and he is then met by his daughter (Judges 11.
Burnett, who has died aged 85, was a dedicated pentecostal minister who worked tirelessly for his local community.
a) an otherwise unknown "judge" or deliverer of Israel: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "Then'the LORD sent Jerub- baal and Bedan and Jephthah
and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around, so that you lived in security" (1 Sam.
Nicholas Cranfield, in an essay that stands out because of its examination of a visual depiction of the story of Jephthah
, illuminates one of the ways in which the Bible was used to underpin political theory and specifically arguments about the subjection of women.
Paul Streufert's essay further considers the significance of university drama in sixteenth-century England through a reading of John Christopherson's Jephthah
, performed at the University of Cambridge c.