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Jeph·thah

 (jĕf′thə)
In the Bible, a judge of Israel who vowed to sacrifice to God the first thing to come out of his house to greet him upon his return, in exchange for victory over the Ammonites. He was victorious and, upon returning home, was met by his only child, a daughter.

Jephthah

(ˈdʒɛfθə)
n
(Bible) Old Testament a judge of Israel, who sacrificed his daughter in fulfilment of a vow (Judges 11:12–40). Douay spelling: Jephte
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Publication of the series Clavis monumentorum musicorum regni Bohemiae, devoted to medieval music and theoretical treatises on music, was launched in 2000 by the Koniasch Latin Press with an edition of the score of the oratorio Jephte by Antonio Draghi, edited by Angela Romagnoli.
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