Jephthah
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Given Name JEPHTHAH
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יִפְתַח (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JEF-thə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "he opens" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to a ruling judge. He successfully defended Israel from the Ammonites, but was then obliged to sacrifice his daughter because of a vow he had made.
Related Names
VARIANT: Jephtha
OTHER LANGUAGES: Iephthae (Biblical Greek), Yiftach (Biblical Hebrew), Iepthae (Biblical Latin), Jeptha (English)