Deborah, a Mother in Israel

“Until I, Deborah, arose as a mother in Israel” (Judges 5:7). Israel needed leadership. Deborah apparently stepped up to lead. In Judges 4:4 she is introduced, and we read, “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.” (Judging here is basically the equivalent of “leading”). “She used to sit under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.”   The […]

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