Deborah


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Deborah
NationalityHebrew
Occupation
Prophetess of God, Fourth Judge of Israel

Deborah

(dĕb`ōrə), in the Bible, prophetess and judge of Israel, the only woman to hold that office. Under her guidance BarakBarak
, in the Bible, leader from N Canaan who fought, with Deborah, against Jabin and Sisera.
..... Click the link for more information.
 conquered SiseraSisera
, in the Bible. 1 Canaanite captain, defeated by Deborah and Barak and murdered by Jael. 2 Family in the return to Palestine.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and delivered Israel from the oppression of the Canaanite King JabinJabin
, in the Bible, name of two kings of Hazor.
..... Click the link for more information.
. The triumphant "Song of Deborah" is one of the most ancient literary pieces in the Bible, perhaps composed in the 12th cent. B.C. Pseudo-PhiloPseudo-Philo,
early Jewish work extant in Latin, probably written originally in Hebrew and emanating from Palestine. It was attributed to Philo (c.20 B.C.–A.D. 50) because it circulated with his writings.
..... Click the link for more information.
 discusses Deborah's appeal to the tribes and her death.

Deborah

 

in the Old Testament, Deborah was a Hebrew prophetess and judge who united the tribes of Israel and led their conquest of Palestine. Biblical annals indicate that the story of Deborah apparently is based on the historical fact of the battle of the united army of the tribes of Israel with the army of the kings of Canaan. To this battle is dedicated the triumphant Song of Deborah, the most ancient extant example of Hebrew epic poetry.

Deborah

under her aegis, Barak routed the Canaanites. [O.T.: Judges 4:4–10]

Deborah

Old Testament
1. a prophetess and judge of Israel who fought the Canaanites (Judges 4, 5)
2. Rebecca's nurse (Genesis 35:8)
References in periodicals archive ?
to establish a cogent argument that interpreters exploited the "gaps" of the narrative in Judges 4-5 in order to shape an image of Deborah that would reinforce their existing ideas about women's inherent capacities or limitations, and at the same time hold normative force for their respective readerships.
These days, as well as still enjoying the hobbies they shared together, like bike riding, Leslie can be found shopping with Deborah, or swapping advice on hair styles.
But Deborah was also the girl named in Pulp frontman Jarvis' lyrics to Disco 2000 - a top 10 hit in 1995.
At AKSBDC, Deborah managed a multi-million dollar budget and a statewide team of over 30 employees.
Online , Deborah Mitchell talked about her experience of making her clients beautiful and attractive.
The little spud has been in Deborah Skipper's family for 60 years - after it was picked by her nan Alice Hancock and kept for luck.
com)-- Deborah Lippmann, the celebrity nail polish brand has launched its Color Fever nail colors, exclusively on its online store.
FRESH from her tour with Paul Rodgers, Deborah Bonham and her band play Liverpool tonight, as part of their tour to promote new album, Spirit.
THE Indian junior women's team once again hogged the limelight at the Asian Cycling Championship here, with Deborah and Manorama Devi clinching the bronze in the team sprint category on Sunday.
SELFLESS mum Deborah Johnston is always there watching over her daughters and that is why she was shortlisted for our award.
The court held, inter alia, that Deborah failed to prove her case.
Deborah Clasper, who helped save the lives of hundreds of patients at a North East hospital, passed away last week after a brave struggle to overcome cancer.