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Sisera

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Commander of an army opposing Israel (Judg. 4–5). The decisive battle was fought at Taanach; a sudden storm of rain and rising flood waters were Israel's salvation and Sisera's forces were...

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Sisera

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Commander of an army opposing Israel (Judg. 4–5). The decisive battle was fought at Taanach; a sudden storm of rain and rising flood waters were Israel's salvation and Sisera's forces were...

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Sisera

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 64 words.

Commander of an army opposing Israel (Judg. 4–5). The decisive battle was fought at Taanach; a sudden storm of rain

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Sisera

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 64 words.

Commander of an army opposing Israel (Judg. 4–5). The decisive battle was fought at Taanach; a sudden storm

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Sisera

Edited by Peter Murray, Linda Murray and Tom Devonshire Jones.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 3 words.

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Ancient Stories of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway.

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 6408 words.

The chapter critically examines the two versions of the Jael and Sisera tradition found in Judges 4 and 5. It argues that the poetic account and the prose account offer two different...

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Painting Jael and Sisera in the Renaissance

Colleen M. Conway.

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 8341 words.

The chapter examines Renaissance paintings of Jael and Sisera. It takes a different approach to “reading” art in relation to the Bible, arguing that most artists did not likely offer their...

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Problem Solving in Ancient Retellings of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway.

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 6925 words.

The chapter explores three ancient retellings of the Jael and Sisera tradition: The book of Judith, and the tradition as it appears in Josephus’s Antiquities of the Jews and the anonymous L...

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Motives for Murder in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Cultural Performances of Jael and Sisera

Colleen M. Conway.

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 11801 words.

The chapter offers analyses of representations of Jael and Sisera in several works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with examination of earlier allusions to...

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Jael

Edited by Peter Murray, Linda Murray and Tom Devonshire Jones.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 115 words.

and Sisera. Sisera was a general whose army was routed by the Israelites. He escaped and took refuge in Jael's

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Barak

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

An Israelite commander (Judg. 4) who routed Canaanites led by Sisera in the late 12th cent. bce.

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