Bible a judge who sacrificed his daughter in fulfillment of a vow: Judg. 11:30-40
Origin of JephthahClassical Hebrew (language) Yiphtáh, literally , God opens
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.