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Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יִףְתַח(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JEF-thə(English)

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.
Other Languages & CulturesIephthae(Biblical Greek) Yiftach(Biblical Hebrew) Iepthae(Biblical Latin) Jeptha(English)


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