Title: Jephthah's Daughter Comes to Meet Her Father
Artist: Gustave Doré
Copyright: Public Domain
In the heat of battle he promised God that if he was victorious he would offer as sacrifice the first thing that met him when he returned home from the battle. Jephtah won the battle and returned home. As he approached his house, his beloved only daughter ran out to meet him. When she was told about her father’s rash promise, she courageously accepted the fact that she must die.