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Sisera

(sĭs`ərə), in the Bible. 1 Canaanite captain, defeated by DeborahDeborah
, in the Bible, prophetess and judge of Israel, the only woman to hold that office. Under her guidance Barak conquered Sisera and delivered Israel from the oppression of the Canaanite King Jabin.
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 and BarakBarak
, in the Bible, leader from N Canaan who fought, with Deborah, against Jabin and Sisera.
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 and murdered by JaelJael
, in the Bible, heroine of the time of Deborah. She murdered Sisera, her guest.
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Sisera

a defeated leader of the Canaanites, who was assassinated by Jael (Judges 4:17--21)
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carpet, and only once he has dozed into slumber does Jael slay Sisera.
Everyone in the room was captivated, nodding their heads and tapping their toes when Sisera and Brown would enter into a more rhythmically driving beat, and staring intently at Kazazian when he would take an introspective solo.
"Young Gideon" and "Sisera" portray individuals from Old Testament stories who are convinced that the Lord has chosen them to perform great deeds for Israel.
Zertal has proposed that based on these unusual features, the site may have been home to the Shardana tribe of the Sea-Peoples, who, according to some researchers, lived in Harosheth Haggoyim, Sisera's capital city.
It foreshadowed the fact that Sisera, the opposing general who served the Canaanite king Jabin, would meet his demise not only at the hands of a female adversary, but a non-Israelite one at that.
The character that propels Jael's story in the Bible, her victim, the Philistine general Sisera, is missing from the composition entirely.
Erick Christianson applies the parallel method (showing how the biblical writers and the film directors used the same literary and interpretive devices, thus shining a present-day light on ancient texts) to the accounts in Judges 4-5 of the story of Jael's slaying of Sisera. Here the narrative ambiguity found in film noir guides our understanding of a similarly ambiguous narrative in the Scriptures.
The Song clearly praises Yahweh, the Israelites, and Jael for defeating the Sisera and the Canaanite forces, but nearly everything else about it remains disputed, says Echols.
had the story of Jael and Sisera (Judges 4:21) in mind when they developed their "Woman of God" manicure set, but it's all we could think of when it came to "nail sharpening." The set includes nail clippers, a plastic nail brush, two cuticle sticks, and a brightly colored, flower-shaped emery board--all tucked neatly in a travel-sized vinyl pouch printed with inspiration for "grace and peace" from 2 Peter 1:2.
(20) The image of Jael killing Sisera was commonly represented in medieval and Renaissance graphic and decorative art.
Garrard, "Artemisia's Hand"; Nanettte Salomon, "Judging Artemisia: A Baroque Woman in Modern Art History"; Elena Ciletti, "'Gran Macchina e Bellezza': Looking at the Gentileschi Judiths"; Babette Bohn, "Death, Dispassion, and the Female Hero: Artemisia Gentileschi's Jael and Sisera"; Mieke Bal, "Grounds of Comparison"; and Griselda Pollock, "Feminist Dilemmas with the Art/Life Problem."