Julie: Why did Jephthah give me a life sentence? Why did he allow me to come back?
Mr. Jones: Remember the day in court you stepped forward and spoke up for yourself loud and clear "I want to go back" and, in that moment, you did something. You took a firm stand.
Julie: That did it?
Mr. Jones: Everyone is different, every situation unique. If Jane Doe said the same thing, it might be meaningless. But for the Julie of that time and place, it was a very significant act. Jephthah and God recognized that.