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Womens History Month: Jael

10 March 2017

Happy Friday... And in honor of Womens History Month may I present another incredible woman from the Bible...

Jael!

Jael is briefly mentioned in the Book of Judges as the heroine who murders Sisera in order to deliver her people from the King of Jabin.
Jael and Sisera by Jacopo Amigoni (1739)


Years ago a mentor and good friend told me that he thought Jael would make a great biblical example and role model for me. Imagine my surprise to find out she was the murderess with the spike. :)

Jael and Sisera by Artemisia Gentileschi.

Extolled above women be Jael,
Extolled above women in the tent.
He asked for water, she gave him milk;
She brought him cream in a lordly dish.
She stretched forth her hand to the nail,
Her right hand to the workman's hammer,
And she smote Sisera; she crushed his head,
She crashed through and transfixed his temples.
- Judges 5:24-26
 

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