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Others of some note, As story tells, have trod this wilderness: The fugitive Bond-woman, with her son, Outcast Nebaioth, yet found here relief By a providing Angel; all the race Of Israel here had famished, had not God Rained from heaven manna; and that Prophet bold, Native of Thebez, wandering here, was fed Twice by a voice inviting him to eat.
After the woman from Thebez drops an upper millstone on Abimelech's head and breaks his skull, the gravely wounded Abimelech instructs his squire: 'Draw your dagger and finish me off, that they may not say of me, "A woman killed him
He also cited the deeds of Esther who caused Haman to be hanged (Esther 7:9-10), the wise woman who cut off the head of Sheba and threw it to Joab (2 Samuel 20:16-22), the woman of Thebez who threw a stone that crushed the head of the general Abimelech (Judges 9:53; 2 Samuel 11:21), and Abigail who disobeyed her husband and thus saved her family from destruction (1 Samuel 25:14-35).
Among them are Deborah, a military commander; Jael, her cohort, that "most blessed of women," who kills the Canaanite commander, Sisera, by driving a tent peg through his temple; the woman of Thebez who kills the royal pretender Abimelech by dropping a stone on his head from the tower where he has imprisoned her; and Delilah, Samson's mistress who robs him of his strength by cutting his hair.
8:4-9,15-17), Abimelech versus Shechem and Thebez (Ch.