Given Name JEPHTHAH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יִפְתַח (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JEF-thə (English)  [details]

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.
VARIANT: Jephtha
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iephthae (Biblical Greek), Yiftach (Biblical Hebrew), Iepthae (Biblical Latin), Jeptha (English)

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biblical judges
Entry updated July 11, 2018