Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Judges, Day 3 Readings

Jephthah and His Daughter  

Today's reading offers the tragic tale of Jephthah and his daughter -- a reminder that most of the judges of Israel were not the best examples of faith.  Jephthah, a mighty warrior, pledged to sacrifice the life of the first person he met if God would give him (and his army) victory; the first person turned out to be his daughter.

Read Judges 11:1-40  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Judges 9-12 today.