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A judge described in the Book of Judges of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
Jabneh (name of a city), Jabin, Jamlek, Jiptah (Jephthah), &c. Most of these really are verbs, the suppressed or implicit subject being 'el, " numen, god," or the name of a god; cf.
Jephthah, one of the Israelite "judges," delivered Gilead from Ammon, who resumed the attack under its king Nahash, only to be repulsed by Saul.
After a brief notice of two "minor judges" (see below), follows the story of Jephthah.
The story of Jephthah's fight with Ammon is linked to the preceding introduction by x.
There is a general resemblance between the victories of Gideon and Jephthah, which is emphasized by the close relation between viii.
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