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Bible Dictionaries

Holman Bible Dictionary

Jael

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(jay' uhl) Personal name meaning, “mountain goat.” Wife of Heber the Kenite (Judges 4:17 ). She received the Canaanite leader Sisera as he fled following his defeat by the Israelites under Deborah and Barak. Jael assassinated Sisera. Her action is celebrated in the Song of Deborah (Judges 5:24-27 ). See Deborah .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jael'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/j/jael.html. 1991.

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