The book of Hebrews has a whole chapter about Old Testament men (and women) who achieved great things by faith.
One of them had his daughter killed--as a human sacrifice.
What are we to make of this?
Hebrews on Jephthah
NOTE: This post is part of a series on the "dark passages" in the Bible. Click here to see all of the posts in the series.
Hebrews 11 discusses various Old Testament figures who had faith in God and did amazing things. Toward the end of the chapter, we read:
And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets--who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received...READ MORE