Judges 11:1

Overview - Judges 11
The covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites, that he should be their head.
12 The treaty of peace between him and the Ammonites is in vain.
29 Jephthah's vow.
32 His conquest of the Ammonites.
34 He performs his vow on his daughter.
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Judges 11:1  (King James Version)
Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah.
 


Jephthah
Hebrews 11:32

called Jephthae
a mighty.
6:12 2 Kings 5:1

an harlot
Hebrew a woman, an harlot.
Probably {zonah} should be rendered as in Joshua 2:1 ,a hostess, or inn-keeper: so Targum of Jonathan, {wehoo bar ittetha pundekeetha,} "and he was the son of a woman, a tavern-keeper." She was very probably a Canaanite, as she is called, ver. 2, ; a strange woman, {ishah achereth,} "a woman of another race;" and on this account his brethren drove him from the family, as not having a full right to the inheritance.
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