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What does Jefté mean?

Jefte-Puente-Logo-jefte-netJefté (esp) or Jepthah (en)jefte-logo.png Jepthah (also spelled Jephtha or Jephte; Hebrew: “Yiftha”; Latin: Jephte) was a biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Japheth (yod peh tav) is the 11th from Adam and Jephthah (yod peh tav chet) is mentioned in both Judges 11 and Hebrews 11. Which, incidentally, if we break down the Hebrew we find the root of the word Jephthah is: petach, to open. Petach is a Pey KeyWord, and Pey literally means “mouth”. So Jephthah literally means, “he opened”.
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