An outstanding leader in Israel when the nation faced a crisis of resurgent Canaanite power in the time of the judges. Her name means “bee”.
Deborah’s response to the Canaanite threat
She was petitioned by the people Jdg 5:11-12
She appointed Barak commander-in-chief Jdg 4:6
She accompanied the army into battle Jdg 4:8-10
She gave glory to God Jdg 5:20-23 These verses are a poetic acknowledgment that God has fought on Israel’s behalf.
She was God’s person for the hour
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