Heroine of the Bible: Deborah

Heroine of the Bible: Deborah

Deborah became a Heroine as the Judge over Israel when she ordered Barak to form an army and fight the army of Jabin’s general Sisera.

Judges 4:4. And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidot, judged Israel at that time. 5. And she lived under the date palm of Deborah between Ramah and Beit-El in Mount Ephraim, and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. 6. And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh Naphtali and said to him, Has not the LORD* God of Israel commanded, Go and draw toward Mount Tabor and take with you ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? 7. And I shall draw to you Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude to the river Kishon, and I shall deliver him into your hand. 8. And Barak said to her, If you will go with me, then I shall go, but if you will not go with me, I shall not go. 9. And she said, I shall surely go with you, but the journey that you take will not be for your glory, for the LORD* will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.

That woman was Jael, with Deborah’s prophecy right on.

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This post was excerpted from the One New Man Bible Companion Volume 2