Summary: According to the book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible, Barak and Deborah
are credited with defeating the Canaanite armies led by the military commander Sisera.
Deborah was a judge and prophetess of Israel who ordered Barak to lead a counterattack
against the oppressive armies of Canaan. Barak agreed, but only on the condition
that Deborah accompany him to battle.
Yeshua was a radical proponent for women’s rights. In a sermon given in Bethsaida
about a year after his baptism, Yeshua defended the rights of women and chastised
traditional views held by many of his disciples (Y:11:1-57). Yeshua included Deborah
as an example of historical women who were near to God and had helped to liberate
....Consider again this other also, for there judged in Israel Deborah the wife of
Lapidoth; and she called unto Barak that he might save Israel from the hand of Sisera.
Yet would Barak not go forth except that Deborah should stand beside him in the day
And Deborah, by her faithfulness unto God and Israel, delivered the nation from evil.
Which of you, therefore, being men, have done like unto these women; who, being elected
of God, delivered unto all Israel the word of the Lord?