Ada was the daughter of Jephthah, the ninth judge of the Israelites.
Jephthah's Daughter; A Biblical Tragedy (1909)
(Short) Jephthah's Daughter
(Alternative) Jephtha's Daughter
(Country Spesific) Jephthaht's Tochter
(Alternative) Jepthah’s Daughter, A Biblical Tragedy
(Alternative) Jefta's Daughter
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The Biblical story of Jephthah's vow. Jephthah takes leave of his wife and daughter before setting off with his troops to fight the Ammonites. On the eve of battle, he vows that he will sacrifice to Jehovah the first creature to greet him, should he return victorious. The Ammonites are defeated. On his return, Jephthah is dismayed when the first creature to greet him is his daughter. On learning of her fate, she begs for two months' grace. Together they break the news to Jephthah's wife. The daughter plays with her friends during the two months' grace. Finally she mounts the sacrificial altar, and her father raises his dagger. He subsequently sets fire to the pyre, and the flames engulf her corpse. Her spirit appears above the pyre.
Source: British Film Institute