(These are the known scriptures that give some examples of what a bastard is which is a child who is fatherless.
These are just some examples because again a person can be considered a bastard in three different ways.
Here is proof of a person being considered a bastard because he was conceived from a witch or a whore.)
3 But draw near hither,-YE SONS OF THE SORCERERS, THE SEED OF THE ADULTERER AND THE WHORE.-
4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? -ARE YE NOT CHILDREN OF TRANSGRESSION, A SEED OF FALSEHOOD,-
(As you can see in this scripture a illagitamate birth is also a child born from adultery. Now here is proof that a Bastard is also a child that is born of a strange woman.
A strange woman would be a Gentile who DOES NOT follow our Culture and Laws. This type of woman could careless about our laws. These type worship idols or nothing at all.
The strange wives of the nations that turned King Solomon to idol worshipping are good examples of what a strange woman is.)
1 Now -JEPHTHAH-the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour,-AND HE WAS THE SON OF AN HARLOT:- and Gilead begat Jephthah.
2 And Gilead's wife bare him sons; and his wife's sons grew up, -AND THEY THRUST OUT JEPHTHAH,- and said unto him,-THOU SHALT NOT INHERIT IN OUR FATHER'S HOUSE; FOR THOU ART THE SON OF A STRANGE WOMAN.-
(As you can see by the supporting scriptures and the evidence shown, a bastard is fatherless because he/she was either conceived by a harlot, a witch, or a strange woman.
Additionally a person is not considered a bastard because the woman was a Gentile only.
A woman can be an Israelite harlot and have a bastard son because her and the man that she slept with had no intentions of being together.
You can also look at the bastard that King David had that he had through adultery. Based off of the evidence provided a mamzer/bastard can be both a child born by a strange woman or a child born to a witch or a whore wheather they are an Israelite witch/whore or a Gentile witch/whore.
So for all you Israelites who speak against other Israelites who have Gentile mothers. Be careful with your words because you may be a Mamzer.
The Most High has had mercy on the Mamzer in the past. Here is proof.)
***Continuing on in Judges***
Judges 11:3 (KJV)
3 Then -JEPHTHAH- fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.
4 And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.
5 And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:
6 And they said unto Jephthah,-COME, AND BE OUR CAPTAIN,- that we may fight with the children of Ammon.
7 And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, -DID NOT YE HATE ME, AND EXPEL ME OUT OF MY FATHER'S HOUSE?- and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?
8 And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Therefore we turn again to thee now, that thou mayest go with us, and fight against the children of Ammon, -AND BE OUR HEAD OVER ALL THE INHABITANTS OF GILEAD.-
9 And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head
10 And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.
11 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, -AND THE PEOPLE MADE HIM HEAD AND CAPTAIN OVER THEM:-- and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpeh.
(Spiritually those of us who are learning the truth were ALL mamzer's and Fatherless because the heavenly Father cast us out.
But through the sacrifice of Christ we can now be adopted back as Sons again.)