Jepthah as a type of Jesus

Jepthah was the son of Gilead, but by a harlot. This means he was of the royal line, but illegitimate.

Jesus is the Son of God, but his mother was unmarried when he was conceived. [This was well know among the people of his day. In John chapter 8, the Pharisees attacking him make reference to it. "... Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. John 8:41]

Jepthah was rejected by his brothers and left to live in a distant country.

Jesus was rejected by his brethren and left, returning to sit at the right hand of the Father.

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