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)|
|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