reply to professor jc
Since this is considered National Women's History month, I thought I’d try to ignite your interest in studying some “biblical women of history” and let you dig a bit.
Deborah, Israel’s prophet, and judge is famed for her intelligence, bravery, and humane thirst for truth. She was an instrument of power that was unusual in her era. Deborah was one of the few female characters in the Bible to rise to the heights of the ruling government, despite receiving obstacles as a female. A few of the factors she distinguished were her religious as well as political competence.
Throughout the prolonged unrest, the book of Kings lets us know she became the only female judge. Deborah illustrates a woman who had confidence in God and aspired to be a beacon to her nation. What do we know about this woman that caused her to overcome adversity?