Jephthah’s Daughter


One of the slowly dawning realizations I’ve have, reading the Bible, is about the celebration of powerful women in the Book of the Judges. There are some famous women—Delilah, Deborah and Jael all immediately come to mind—but there are also not-as-famous women whose stories are worth reading and retelling.

On of those women is Jephthah’s daughter, and hers is a fascinating story, well worth the read, in the Book of Judges chapter 11. We’ll learn about her family background, the events leading up to her father’s vow, and what that would ultimately mean for the course of her life.

I Jephthah’s Background, Judges 11:1-3

II Jephthah’s Bargains, Judges 11:4-33

III Jephthah’s Daughter Beatified, Judges 11:34-40

IV Jephthah’s Daughter’s Blessing


Each video is designed to offer background scholarship on the topic, including setting, culture, original language, and archaeology, as well as a theological study.

The “Broken, Searching, Trusted, Powerful” series is a companion to the book, available on Amazon, and published by Wipf and Stock



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