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    Title: Deborah Praises Jael



    Medium: Woodcut

    Copyright: Public Domain


    Deborah was a judge, one who would lead the fight against the enemies of Israel when necessary. In her case, the Canaanites needed to be beaten once again. Deborah called on army commander Barak to go to battle but prophesied that not him, but a woman would finish off the enemy leader. The prophecy came true when Jael, wife of Cheber, struck him with a nail of the tent. She praises her for her great deed.
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