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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  lightning,  the  son  of  Abinoam  (Judg.  4:6).  At  the  summons  of 
  Deborah  he  made  war  against  Jabin.  She  accompanied  him  into  the 
  battle,  and  gave  the  signal  for  the  little  army  to  make  the 
  attack;  in  which  the  host  of  Jabin  was  completely  routed.  The 
  battle  was  fought  (Judg.  4:16)  in  the  plain  of  Jezreel  (q.v.). 
  This  deliverance  of  Israel  is  commemorated  in  Judg.  5.  Barak's 
  faith  is  commended  (Heb.  11:32).  "The  character  of  Barak,  though 
  pious,  does  not  seem  to  have  been  heroic.  Like  Gideon,  and  in  a 
  sense  Samson,  he  is  an  illustration  of  the  words  in  Heb.  11:34, 
  'Out  of  weakness  were  made  strong.'"  (See  {DEBORAH}.) 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Barak,  thunder,  or  in  vain