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.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary