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Jephthah’s Vow

In Judges 11, Jephthah makes a rash vow that has troubling consequences—consequences that are commonly misunderstood. Grab your Bible for a quick study on some evidence supporting the view that Jephthah’s daughter was not, as is widely believed, killed as a sacrifice. Hopefully this gives you greater insight into a confusing situation. Thanks so much for being a Kitchen Table Partner and joining me in our study of the Scriptures.



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Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute and the Host/Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. He became a follower of Jesus the Messiah as a high school student and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He is the author of several books and is the co-editor of and contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary. Michael and his wife, Eva, live in Chicago and have two adult sons.

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As a Kitchen Table Partner, you help Michael provide practical answers straight from Scripture to the questions all believers have about the Bible, God, and spiritual life. Together, you’re helping others receive guidance from God’s Word. As a Kitchen Table Partner, you benefit from these exclusive resources: a word of encouragement and an audio briefing from Michael sent bi-weekly straight to your email!