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The Brick Testament presents: Jephthah! « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

The Brick Testament presents: Jephthah!

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 - 2:38 am PDT

The Brick Testament website continues its illustration of the biblical Book of Judges this week with the tale of Israel’s eighth judge, Jephthah. It’s the moving story of a societal outcast called upon to lead a violent massacre of a foreign nation whom God had sent to oppress his chosen people after turning His back on them. But bloody victory turns to bloody tragedy when after a foolishly worded vow, Jephthah finds himself murdering and immolating his only daughter as a sacrifice to the very God that had brought about Israel’s oppression. Amen.