Devorah

Synonyms:
Deborah, d’-vo-RAH, דְּבוֹרָה
Deborah (Wikipedia)
Deborah
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Deborah as portrayed in Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum (1553)
ResidenceShelter in Mount Ephraim, which is between Ramah in Benjamin and Bethel
Other namesDebora, Débora, Dvora
OccupationProphet of God, Fourth Judge of Israel
PredecessorShamgar
SuccessorGideon
Spouse(s)Lapidoth

According to the Book of Judges, Deborah (Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה‬, Devora, "Bee") was a prophetess of Yahweh the God of the Israelites, the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel and the only female judge mentioned in the Bible, and the wife of Lapidoth. Deborah told Barak that Yahweh commanded him to lead an attack against the forces of Jabin king of Canaan and his military commander Sisera (Judges 4:6–7); the entire narrative is recounted in chapter 4.

Judges chapter 5 gives the same story in poetic form. This passage, often called The Song of Deborah, may date to as early as the 12th century BC and is perhaps the earliest sample of Hebrew poetry.

She is considered a saint in the Catholic Church.

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