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Jephthah, mighty Israelite
Jephthah is the descendent of Chaldeans / Iraqis, Syrians, Egyptians and Amorites (to name a few of the Arabs the Gileadites came from) and his mother was a prostitute (if this was the case, his actual father could not be known.
Gen 11:31 Abraham and Sarah
are Chaldeans from Ur ( Iraq
by today's map)
Gen 25:20 Rebekah is the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian.
Gen 25:20 Laban is Rebekah's Syrian brother
Gen 25:26 Jacob or Israel is the son of the Syrian mother and the Chaldean / Iraqi grandparents Abraham and Sarah.
Gen 29:15 Laban the Syrian is the father of Leah and Rachel
Gen 30:24 Joseph is the Syrian born son of the Syrian Rachel and his grandparents are Chaldeans or Iraqis.
Gen 41:45 The wife of Joseph is Asenath the Egyptian.
Gen 41:51 Manasseh is the Egyptian born son of Asenath the Egyptian. His grandparents were Rachel the Syrian, Rebekah the Syrian, Abraham and Sarah the Chaldeans.
Gen 50:23 Machir is the Egyptian born son of Manasseh. Machir is out of the womb of the Amorite concubine of Manasseh I Chron 7:14
1_CHRONICLES 7:14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead: (Amaritess; female Ammorite )
JUDGES 11:1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead fathered Jephthah.
( His mother may or may not have been an Israelite, but she was not married to his supposed father)
JUDGES 11:2 And Gilead's wife bare him sons; and his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said to him, You shalt not inherit in our father's house; for you art the son of a strange woman.
(We know Jephthah's mother was a prostitute and here she is called a strange women. The Hebrew word could also mean non Israelite, any way the Gileadites were a composite of Chaldeans, Syrians, Egyptians and Syrians to start with)
JUDGES 11:3 Jephthah the bastard son of the prostitute is booted out of his father's house.
JUDGES 11:4 the children of Ammon made war against Israel.
(The Gileadites are descendants of the Ammoites I Chron 7:14)
JUDGES 11:6 The Israelites are getting whipped so they ask Jephthah to help them fight against the Ammoites.
JUDGES 11:7 Jephthah said to the elders, Did not you hate me, and expel me out of my father's house? and why are you come to me now when you are in distress? ... If you put me back in my home, I will be your leader and fight for you.
JUDGES 11:10 And the elders of Gilead said, it is a deal.
In those days and yet today, people in the middle east lived in caves with upper living areas for the family and the animals were sheltered below. It was common for people to live in the same barns or caves with the live stock.
JUDGES 11:30 And Jephthah hey Lord If you deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands, Then whatsoever (What: strongs #834) comes forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return, I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
( Of course whatsoever is not a reference to who. Whatsoever could have been a cow, a chicken or a sheep, but of course the Lord would have known what would come out of Jephthah's pad)
JUDGES 11:32 So the Lord delivered them into his hands.
JUDGES 11:34 Jephthah came to his house, and, behold, his daughter came out ...
JUDGES 11:37 she said to her father, let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity.
JUDGES 11:39 she returned to her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel
Hmmm wonder why there is no religious holiday to remember this event?
JUDGES 11:40 That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
The mighty Israelite fighter, Jephthah was the descendent of Chaldeans / Iraqis, Syrians, Egyptians and Amorites (to name a few of the Arabs the Gileadites came from) and his mother was a prostitute