Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

The story of Deborah

Deborah was the forth judge during the era of judges in Israel. The judges presided over the Israelites as kings and prophets, ruling on their problems and discerning the will of God for the people. Deborah was the only judge that was a woman. She was called a prophetess.

During the rule of Deborah, the people had taken on the attributes and worship habits of the Canaanite people and their pagan gods. There were only a few still devoted to God the father, and she was one of them. She led her people alongside her best general Barak, to a defeat of biblical proportion, when they battled Jabin's army, the Canaanite king, with his 900 iron chariots.

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