Deborah as portrayed in Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum (1553)
|Residence||Shelter in Mount Ephraim, which is between Ramah in Benjamin and Bethel|
|Other names||Debora, Débora, Dvora|
|Occupation||Prophet of God, Fourth Judge of Israel|
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.
She is considered a saint in the Catholic Church.