Mourn : The Laments of Jephthah's Daughter

Mourn : The Laments of Jephthah's Daughter

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david By maybeiwas2shy Updated Jan 02

In those days in the Promised Land, there was no king and every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Jephthah, the son of a whore, was pushed into exile from his birthplace of Gilead to the land of Tob. 

Rebecca grew up there, without a mother's love and with her eyes always fixed westward. To her own promised land. The land that is their birthright. 

Jephthah makes a vow he cannot take back to the most puissant Being in the universe. Rebecca must die for her love, joy and music. She will have no scapegoat. She will not be unbound. 

This is the story of her sixty days of mourning. These are her laments.

cover by @Batman_justice

  • bible
  • biblical
  • death
  • god
  • history
  • jephthah
  • lament
  • love
  • oldtestament
  • poems
  • purity
  • sorrow
  • spirituality
  • virginity
  • vows
CapSwan CapSwan May 20, 2017
I don't want to say awwwww in case I seem inhuman (what with him murdering people with his axe...) but awwww the character depth already is making me smile :))
LucilleMoncrief LucilleMoncrief May 19, 2017
I love old testament stories...can't wait to read it! And your cover is very nice too, btw.
CapSwan CapSwan May 20, 2017
Sleep-slime, huh? I think I might use that in my daily life now thanks
CapSwan CapSwan May 19, 2017
The verse fits so well with the story that I might get hooked. Oh well...