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Wierzy magię świecie kraina jutra jej mąż właściciel jedynie edwarda of which was, a clear conviction that the literal fulfilment of the vow was not obligatory upon him. support of this hypothesis, which we think to be the true one, we offer the following considerations. It is not expressly stated that she was offered up for a burnt offering. Instead of saying, as would naturally, on that supposition; have been expected a transaction of such moment, ‘He did with her according to his vow, and offered her up for a burnt offering to the Lord,' the writer simply affirms, ‘He did to her his vow, and she knew no as if this were intended to be explanatory of the manner which the doing of the vow was accomplished, viz. by devoting her to a life of celibacy. Why is this latter circumstance mentioned, but to show wherein the accomplishment of the vow consisted? If she were really put to death, is it not strange that the fact of her death is not once spoken of? But if she were only doomed to a state of perpetual virginity, the reason of the expression is at once obvious. It indeed be objected that no other instance of devoting a person to virginity occurs, nor have we evidence that parents possessed any such right. This we admit; but neither, on the other hand, does the Scripture afford evidence, that parents possessed the right of devoting their children to death, nor exhibit, among the chosen people, example of the fact of such a devotement. The intrinsic probability, therefore, is as strong on the one side as the other. Nor is the objection more valid, that supposing her only devoted to God, there was no reason why she should remain unmarried; since Samson and both of whom were devoted to God from the womb, were both married. But the case is extremely different between a and a woman. The former was at to serve God, any way that he judged agreeable to his but the latter, if she had married, would have been under the control of her husband, who might a variety of ways have interfered with the discharge of the duties which the vow implied. It was therefore necessary that she should remain unmarried, and that she should also be secluded a great measure from society itself; that being the way which the object of entire consecration could be most effectually attained. Moreover, such a sentence would come the nearest of any other to the letter of his vow. She would henceforth become dead to the world, and her perpetual celibacy the line of his posterity become extinct for ever. It would therefore almost amount to a positive immolation of her. It does not appear by whose hands such a sacrifice could have been offered. Not by the high priest, or any regular member of the priesthood, for with all the deplorable laxness, ignorance, and degeneracy that prevailed, it is incredible that any officiating priest should have tolerated for a moment, the face of such explicit prohibitions as had given, the oblation of a human sacrifice. And not by Jephthah himself, for this would have been a transgression of the Levitical law, which enjoined that every offering should be made by the hand of the priest, and at the place where the tabernacle and altar stood. This is rendered still more certain by important circumstance mentioned the beginning of the next chapter. It be remembered that the tabernacle was at this time at the tribe of Ephraim. immediately after the conclusion of the war with the Ammonites, we find Jephthah engaged a bitter war with the Ephraimites. This makes it the highest degree improbable that he should, the very heat of the quarrel, have gone into the heart of that tribe to offer such a sacrifice, even had it been lawful. If then, there is the utmost reason to believe that such offering was not made by the high priest or any inferior priest-that it was not made by Jephthah himself-and that it was not made at the appointed place of sacrifice, what reason is there to suppose it was made at all? From all the circumstances, the probability, we think, is very strong that Jephthah availed himself of the provisions of the law, respect to devoted persons and things; other words, that during the two months' interval, he had become better instructed regard to the subject