Studies on Deborah

Deborah is one of the most outstanding women of the Old Testament. Her story appears in Judges, chapters 4 and 5, where Deborah is called “a prophetess,” and “a judge in Israel.”

Deborah’s most notable achievement was leading the army of Israel in a battle against the Canaanites. Through her efforts, Sisera, the commander of the Canaanite army was defeated and Israel was liberated from the oppression that almost paralyzed life in Israel. As a result of her work in defeating Israel’s enemies, the people of Israel named her “A Mother in Israel.”

Another interesting factor in the story of Deborah is the role played by two other women: Jael and Sisera’s mother.

The studies listed below cover the life and ministry of Deborah as well as the stories of Jael and Sisera’s mother.

Deborah: Prophetess and Judge

Deborah: A Judge in Israel

Deborah the Prophetess

Deborah: A Mother in Israel

Deborah and Jael

Sisera’s Mother

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

This entry was posted in Book of Judges, Deborah, Jael, Prophetess, Women and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s