Artist Details

Title: Jephthah's Daughter Comes to Meet Her Father

Artist:

Date:

Medium: Woodcut

Copyright: Public Domain

Location:


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.