This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Jael. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Jael is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Jael?
The definition and outline of Jael is as follows: According to the Old Testament she was the wife of Heber the Kenite and mentioned in the Book of Judges as the heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of king Jabin.
Biography, Facts and Information about Jael
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Jael: the wife of Heber the Kenite (Judges 4:17-22). When the Canaanites were defeated by Barak, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, fled and sought refuge with the friendly tribe of Heber, beneath the oaks of Zaanaim. As he drew near, Jael invited him to enter her tent. He did so, and as he lay wearied on the floor he fell into a deep sleep. She then took in her left hand one of the great wooden pins ("nail") which fastened down the cords of the tent, and in her right hand the mallet, or "hammer," used for driving it into the ground, and stealthily approaching her sleeping guest, with one well-directed blow drove the nail through his temples into the earth (Judges 5:27). She then led Barak, who was in pursuit, into her tent, and boastfully showed him what she had done.
We have selected Jael 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".
Jael - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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