Women in the Bible

Women in the Bible

Sisera was chased by the people of Israel at the order of Deborah the Judge. When the Israelites came after Sisera with 10,000 men, Sisera fled. Israel was routing Sisera and his army when Sisera broke off from his men and fled alone. He came to the tent of Jael.

Jael knew who Sisera was and invited him into her tent to hide. He asked for some water to drink. Jael, in her cunningly kind way, gave Sisera milk to drink. After enjoying his milk he fell fast asleep.

Jael crept into the tent with a tent peg and hammer. The Bible says that she drove the nail through his temple and pegged his head to the ground. He was dead by the time the pursuing army found him.

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