Judges 11–12: The Story of Jephthah

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 86

Following the pattern of leaders in the book of Judges, Jephthah was an unlikely leader. He was the son of a harlot and once he was grown was thrust out of his family and home by his half brother. The Lord used this person from a lowly position, however, to deliver Israel from her enemies. Jephthah had faith in God and forsook idols, which gave him the strength of the Lord in his efforts.