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Deborah and Barak: If God Be with Us Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

Deborah and Barak: If God Be with Us

Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

Published May 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780828018418
Paperback
240 pages
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In this biblical narrative, the author expands on a story that the Bible only devotes two chapters to in the book of Judges. She weaves together a story as socially and historically accurate as possible. Her use of words and vibrant characters giveMoreIn this biblical narrative, the author expands on a story that the Bible only devotes two chapters to in the book of Judges. She weaves together a story as socially and historically accurate as possible. Her use of words and vibrant characters give readers a sense of what it could have been like to be a prophetess in Old Testament Israel. The prophet, Deborah . . . The title hangs on her like a weight, heavy as a sword at her side. High position and great responsibility carry a price?the price of loneliness. Her mind ranges far back over the years to her first meeting with Barak, the man who tomorrow would be loosed on the enemies of God like an arrow from the bow. Barak, Yahwehs chosen warrior . . . He is weary, and no longer young. He has spent his whole life fighting Jabin of Hazor and his fearsome war chief, Sisera. True, the Israelites occupy the higher ground, but they are so few compared to Siseras thousands, and their weapons so weak next to Siseras spearheads and chariots of iron. How can Gods army defeat Siseras when even their commander cannot hold firmly to his faith?