[Marxism] Materialist History of Abraham Religions?

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 16:15:30 MDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com> wrote:

If Kierkegaard was concerned with human sacrifice, what would he say about
> Jephtha?
> Who was the "hero" there--Jephtha, who wanted to break his promise? God,
> who insisted on the sacrifice? The submissive daughter?

Leaving aside the theory that Jephthah's daughter was consigned to perpetual
singlehood (given Judges 11's strange way of dwelling on it, and Mosaic
law's rather strict prohibition of human sacrifice), when did God insist on
any such a thing? (For that matter, when did Jephthah indicate that he
wanted to break his promise)?


"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen

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