This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Deborah. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Deborah is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Deborah?
The definition and outline of Deborah is as follows: She was a prophetess and the only female, Judge of pre-monarchic Israel in the Old Testament.
Deborah Bible Story
Biography, Facts and Information about Deborah
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Deborah: A prophetess, "wife" (woman?) of Lapidoth. Jabin, the king of Hazor, had for twenty years held Israel in degrading subjection. The spirit of patriotism seemed crushed out of the nation. In this emergency Deborah roused the people from their lethargy. Her fame spread far and wide. She became a "mother in Israel" (Judges 4:6,14; 5:7), and "the children of Israel came up to her for judgment" as she sat in her tent under the palm tree "between Ramah and Bethel."
Preparations were everywhere made by her direction for the great effort to throw off the yoke of bondage. She summoned Barak from Kadesh to take the command of 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali, and lead them to Mount Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north-east end. With his aid she organized this army. She gave the signal for attack, and the Hebrew host rushed down impetuously upon the army of Jabin, which was commanded by Sisera, and gained a great and decisive victory. The Canaanitish army almost wholly perished. That was a great and ever-memorable day in Israel. In Judg. 5 is given the grand triumphal ode, the "song of Deborah," which she wrote in grateful commemoration of that great deliverance.
We have selected Deborah as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous woman. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Deborah - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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