Deborah the Prophetess
Deborah - by Adam Rhine
Acrylic and Colored Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper

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Give praise, give praise, O Devorah! Give praise, give praise, utter a song! Arise, O Barak, and capture your prisoners, O son of Abinoam! Shoftim/Judges 5:12

Devorah is described as a prophetess, a judge, and an “eshet lapidote” which can be translated as a “woman of fire.” She tells the warrior general, Barak, upon embarking on his battle with the Canaanite leader Sisera that “Indeed, I will go with you – but the path on which you have chosen will not be for your glory, for The Lord will have delivered Sisera into the hands of a woman.” (4:9)

Her prophecy comes true as Jael, wife of Heber, kills Sisera with a peg and a hammer in her tent, and Devorah sings a joyous song of victory.

Text from the calendar "Hebrew Illuminations"