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Jael

(jāl), in the Bible, heroine of the time of 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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. She murdered SiseraSisera
, in the Bible. 1 Canaanite captain, defeated by Deborah and Barak and murdered by Jael. 2 Family in the return to Palestine.
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Jael

drove tent-peg through skull of Sisera. [O.T.: Judges 4:19–21]
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Jael

Old Testament the woman who killed Sisera when he took refuge in her tent (Judges 4:17--21)
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