And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.
bewailed her virginity
Bewailing Virginity - Michael A. Verdicchio
And it was so at the end of two months that she returned to her father, and he carried out his vow with her which he had vowed. She knew no man. And it became a custom in Israel that the daughters of Israel went four days each year to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite. For the last several weeks I have been writing an essay for the Omnibus V curriculum on a medieval English historian by the name of William of Malmesbury.
Rather, it is in the understanding of the Eastern culture that we gain light and understanding about many things in the Bible. There is a section in the book of Judges where understanding the culture sheds light and understanding. It is the record of Jepthtah making a vow unto the Lord. He promised to give in service the first to come out of his house if God would help him win a battle.
I thought that this was a really interesting story and it really surprised me when we first talked about it in class. So just to answer some of the questions asked in this passage, I do feel that it is important to have some things in life not work the way we want. One of the questions above asks what you would do with the event that you find has changed your life? I think that it is very important for us to have the best and most positive attitude that we can because not only will it help you get through but it will be easier to see the Lords plan for you.