42, and "Apost. She has created Bible lessons and taught children about Jesus at churches, camps, Christian Schools, and conferences. Her faith, energy, confidence, character, intellect and clear-sightedness mark her out as a woman who was God’s gift to the age in which she lived. Her great ability and razor-sharp mind drew many to her ‘counselling room’—a palm tree halfway between Ramah and Bethel. In order to discipline His people, God allowed them to be overwhelmed by Jabin and his commander-in-chief, Sisera. 23-31). 6) instead of going to him; while Huldah sent a message to King Josiah: "Tell the man that sent you to me," etc. 12-22); and the sequel (vv. “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psa. God can also use us to accomplish His will. She was the only woman who served as a judge during those extended years of turmoil. Of Deborah it is said: "And she sent and called Barak" (Judges iv. The years of comparative spiritual prosperity which Israel enjoyed under the reign of Ehud came to an end with his death. The epithet ("wife of Lapidoth") is interpreted by the Rabbis (l.c.) : Deborah, being married to an "am ha-areẓ," induced him to furnish wicks for the Shiloh sanctuary, and he made them so big as to turn the lights into blazing torches(). ii. When Barak, in hot pursuit, passes the tent, she shows him the dead general. For Judges v., see Deborah, Song of. 14a). The story is told more elaborately in Tanna debe Eliyahu R. The first part tells of God being the Deliverer of His people. Deborah felt so strongly about her nation’s predicament that she fired the faith and hope of even such fighting men as Barak. i. is a prose narrative from which it is learned that for twenty years Jabin, King of Canaan—whose royal city was Hazor, and whose general, Sisera, also had a special city, Harosheth of the Gentiles—oppressed Israel. It's a dramatic story that reveals God's ongoing love and power. 42). 5 it is called "the palm-tree of Deborah," as though named in honor of the prophetess, who sat under it and judged Israel; but it is more likely that "Deborah" in this connection is a reminiscence of the nurse. She is the owner of FutureFlyingSaucers Resources where she helps busy parents and church leaders teach fun, flexible, multi-age, budget-friendly bible object lessons that enhance the spiritual growth of children. The fact that she was appointed by God to be judge and prophetess while Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, was living, was to evidence that the spirit of God rests alike upon Jew and Gentile, man and woman, bondman and bondwoman. 118:8, NIV). 59, but her name is not given. Copyright © 1998-2020 UB David & I'll B Jonathan, Inc. This tree appears later on in Jewish history in connection with another Deborah. Her faith, energy, confidence, character, intellect and clear-sightedness mark her out as a woman who was God’s gift to the age in which she lived. Sisera passes the tent of Jael, who calls him; and he lies down to rest. She was buried under a terebinth ("oak" in A. V. and R. V.), on this account named "Allon-bakut" (terebinth of weeping; Gen.xxxv. 118:1, NIV). 2-9, 11). Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes two lesson plans (Hour A and Hour B). In Judges iv. Then don’t wait until next week to praise Him—do it now. ssz units . Sunday school activity about Deborah and Barak for ages 3-6: God helped Israel win the battle . It includes the Hour A lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan. How Deborah came to be in the camp of Jacob is explained by Moses ha-Darshan as follows: "Rebekah had said to Jacob, 'I shall send thee hence, and I shall bring thee back' (see Gen. xxvii. and v., and, although these chapters agree in some details, the differences between the two are so great as to make it necessary to treat them separately. Stirred by the wretched condition of Israel she incites a rebellion, and sends for Barak, the son of Abinoam, to Kedesh of Naphtali, and orders him to muster ten thousand troops of Naphtali and Zebulun and concentrate them upon Mount Tabor, the mountain at the northern angle of the great plain of Esdraelon. His real name was "Barak," given to him because his face "shone like lightning" (); he was also called "Michael," because he was modest before God (); but his name "Lapidoth" (furnisher of lights) indicates the merit of his wife Deborah, which caused her to become a great light in Israel. As well as being a fine judge, Deborah was also a prophetess, with a passionate desire to elevate the spiritual vision of her people. It includes the Hour A lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan. During this time, or for a part of it, there was a prophetess named Deborah, wife of Lapidoth; she also acted as judge. Makes you think—doesn’t it! A prophetess who judged Israel. This free, printable word tiles activity, based on Joshua 4:1-16, can remind children that God will discipline sin, but He delivers from sin when we repent. As they do the craft, they can learn about how God used Deborah to deliver Israel from their enemies. Deborah had the unique privilege of being the only female judge to lead Israel in the period before Israel had kings. Mailbox Club lessons © The Mailbox Club International; used by permission with adaptation for the Internet. Very few women in Scripture rose to positions of national leadership. Although Deborah’s life and witness has a message for both men and women, there can be little doubt that she stands as an encouragement to all those women whose prayerful concern for the times in which we live and the needs of the nation causes a passionate and prayerful desire for deliverance to rise up like a flame within them. It includes the Hour B lesson plan and the needed reproducibles for that plan. Deborah’s high reputation can be seen by the fact that when she shared with Barak, one of Israel’s military leaders, her plan to overcome Jabin and Sisera, he refused to engage in the campaign unless Deborah was present to counsel and to guide. Rebekah's nurse, who accompanied Jacob, and died on the road to Beth-el. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever.” (Psa. At the same time she states that she will draw Sisera to the River Kishon.
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