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Some competent Hebrew scholars say this clause could as well be translated, "and I will offer to Him a burnt-offering." In any case, Jepthah was a true man of faith (Hebrews 11:32) and surely knew God's prohibitions against human sacrifices (Leviticus 18:21). He would hardly make such a rash vow as to offer a human sacrifice or carry it out if he had. Jepthah's daughter was his only child. Although he knew about God's right to the firstborn (Exodus 13:2), he knew also that she could be redeemed (Exodus 13:15; Leviticus 27:1-4) with a payment of 30 shekels.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8