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{Judges 11:1} Now Jephthah 3316 the Gileadite 1569 was x1961 a mighty man 1368 of valour, 2428 and he x1931 [was] the son 1121 of an harlot: 802 2181 z8802 and Gilead 1568 begat 3205 z8686 x853 Jephthah. 3316
"Andª whatª shall I²° moreª say?ª° forª the¹ timeª would failª° meª to tellª° ofª Gedeon,ª andª [of] Barak,ª andª [of] Samson,ª andª [of] Jephthae;ª [of] Davidª also,²¹ and²¹ Samuel,ª andª [of] the¹ prophets:ª" {Hbr 11:32}, called Jephthae
a mighty:
"And the angelª of the LORDª appearedª° unto¹ him, and saidª° unto¹ him, The LORDª [is] with¹ thee, thou mighty² man¹ of valour.ª" {Jdg 6:12} + "Now Naaman,ª captainª of the hostª of the kingª of Syria,ª was¹ a greatª manª withª his master,ª and honourable,ª°¹ because¹ by him the LORDª had givenª° deliveranceª unto Syria:ª he was¹ also a mightyª manª in valour,ª [but he was] a leper.ª°" {2Kg 5:1}
an harlot:
Heb. a woman
an harlot:
Probably zonah should be rendered as in "And Joshuaª the sonª of Nunª sentª° out of¹ Shittimª twoª men²¹ to spyª° secretly,ª saying,ª° Go²°¹ viewª°¹ the land,ª even Jericho.ª And they went,²°¹ and came²° into¹ an harlot'sª°¹ house,ª² namedª Rahab,ª and lodgedª° there.¹" {Jsh 2:1}, a hostess, or inn-keeper, so Targum of Jonathan, wehoo bar ittetha pundekeetha, "and he was the son of a woman, a tavern-keeper." She was very probably a Canaanite, as she is called, "And Gilead'sª wifeª bareª° him sons;ª and his wife'sª sonsª grew up,ª° and they thrust outª°¹ Jephthah,ª and saidª° unto him, Thou shalt not¹ inheritª° in our father'sª house;ª for¹ thou¹ [art] the sonª of a strangeª woman.ª" {Jdg 11:2}, a strange woman, ishah achereth, "a woman of another race;" and on this account his brethren drove him from the family, as not having a full right to the inheritance.

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