Jeptha: Oh, The Risk When We “Bargain” With God

“And Jeptha made a vow to the LORD: ‘If you give the Amonites into my hands, whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Amonites will be the LORD’s, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.”  Joshua 11:30.  He is greeted by his daughter!

The Meeting of Jeptha and his Daughter BENVENUTO (1400’s)

See bargain with God rames-e.html?/html/b/benvenut/meeting.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

In  considering the religious significance of this passage, is there any connection of this story with that of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac described in Genesis 22:1-14?  Eric Fromm might suggest that there is.

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