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jael


jael


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jael 
  mountain-goat,  the  wife  of  Heber  the  Kenite  (Judg.  4:17-22). 
  When  the  Canaanites  were  defeated  by  Barak,  Sisera,  the  captain 
  of  Jabin's  army,  fled  and  sought  refuge  with  the  friendly  tribe 
  of  Heber,  beneath  the  oaks  of  Zaanaim.  As  he  drew  near  Jael 
  invited  him  to  enter  her  tent.  He  did  so  and  as  he  lay  wearied 
  on  the  floor  he  fell  into  a  deep  sleep.  She  then  took  in  her 
  left  hand  one  of  the  great  wooden  pins  ("nail")  which  fastened 
  down  the  cords  of  the  tent,  and  in  her  right  hand  the  mallet,  or 
  "hammer,"  used  for  driving  it  into  the  ground,  and  stealthily 
  approaching  her  sleeping  guest,  with  one  well-directed  blow 
  drove  the  nail  through  his  temples  into  the  earth  (Judg.  5:27). 
  She  then  led  Barak,  who  was  in  pursuit,  into  her  tent,  and 
  boastfully  showed  him  what  she  had  done  (See  {SISERA};  {DEBORAH}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jael,  he  that  ascends;  a  kid