A bee.
   1) Rebekah's nurse. She accompanied her mistress when she left her father's house in Padan-aram to become the wife of Isaac (Gen. 24:59). Many years afterwards she died at Bethel, and was buried under the "oak of weeping", Allon-bachuth (35:8).
   2) A prophetess, "wife" (woman?) of Lapidoth. Jabin, the king of Hazor, had for twenty years held Israel in degrading subjection. The spirit of patriotism seemed crushed out of the nation. In this emergency Deborah roused the people from their lethargy. Her fame spread far and wide. She became a "mother in Israel" (Judg. 4:6, 14; 5:7), and "the children of Israel came up to her for judgment" as she sat in her tent under the palm tree "between Ramah and Bethel." Preparations were everywhere made by her direction for the great effort to throw off the yoke of bondage. She summoned Barak from Kadesh to take the command of 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali, and lead them to Mount Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north-east end. With his aid she organized this army. She gave the signal for attack, and the Hebrew host rushed down impetuously upon the army of Jabin, which was commanded by Sisera, and gained a great and decisive victory. The Canaanitish army almost wholly perished. That was a great and ever-memorable day in Israel. In Judg. 5 is given the grand triumphal ode, the "song of Deborah," which she wrote in grateful commemoration of that great deliverance. (See Lapidoth, Jabin2.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • DEBORAH — (Heb. דְבוֹרָה; bee ), wife of Lappidoth; judge and prophet during the period of the judges . Deborah promoted the war of liberation from the oppression of jabin king of Canaan (Judg. ch. 4). She is cited as the primary author of the Song of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Deborah — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Deborah puede hacer referencia a: Deborah Harry, Debbie Harry, cantante y actriz estadounidense. Grupo Blondie; Deborah Kerr, actriz británica; nombre hebreo que significa: laboriosa como una abeja Obtenido de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Deborah — Deborah. Ost, in den Zeiten des tiefsten Verfalls der Völker, wo selbst der Muth des Helden verzweifelnd gebeugt ist unter das Joch des Unglücks und der Drangsale, oft dann waren es Frauen, die den Völkern Leben und Thatkraft einhauchten, und wie …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Deborah — [deb′ə rə, deb′rə] n. [Heb debōrāh, lit., a bee] 1. a feminine name: dim. Debbie, Debby; var. Debra 2. Bible a prophetess and one of the judges of Israel: Judg. 4 & 5 …   English World dictionary

  • Debōrah — Debōrah, Frau des Lapidoth, Prophetin u. um 1250 v. Chr. angesehene Richterin auf dem Gebirge Ephraim in Israel. Mit ihr griff Barak den Sissera, Feldherrn des Jabin, an u. schlug denselben am Thabor (s. Hebräer). Sie sang mit Barak nach dem Sieg …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Debōrah — (hebr., »Biene«), israelit. Prophetin auf dem Gebirge Ephraim, Richterin und Heldin, Frau des Lappidoth, warf im Verein mit Barak, dem Sohn Abinoams, das bereits 20 Jahre schwer auf Israel lastende Joch des kanaanitischen Königs Jabin von Hazor… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Deborah — f Jewish and English: biblical name (meaning ‘bee’ in Hebrew) borne by the nurse of Rebecca (Genesis 35: 8) and by a woman judge and prophet (Judges 4–5), who led the Israelites to victory over the Canaanites. The name has always been popular… …   First names dictionary

  • Déborah — (XIIe s. av. J. C.), prophétesse et juge d Israël; auteur d un cantique qui célèbre la victoire des Israélites sur les Cananéens (V. Bible, Juges) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Deborah — prophetess and judge in the O.T., in Heb., lit. bee (thus the name is the same as MELISSA (Cf. Melissa)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Deborah — For other uses, see Deborah (disambiguation). Deborah Deborah in Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum Born c. 1200 BCE Died c. 1124 (aged 75) or 1067 BCE …   Wikipedia

  • Deborah — Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit dem weiblichen Vornamen Debora/Deborah. Für weitere Bedeutungen siehe Deborah (Begriffsklärung). Debora/Deborah ist ein weiblicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung des Namens 2 Namenstag 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”