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Israel’s leader at that time, the one who was responsible for bringing the people back to God, was Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth. She held court at a place now called “Deborah’s Palm Tree,” between Ramah ad Bethel, in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came to her to decide their disputes.[a]

One day she summoned Barak (son of Abinoam), who lived in Kedesh, in the land of Naphtali, and said to him, “The Lord God of Israel has commanded you to mobilize ten thousand men from the tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun. Lead them to Mount Tabor

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  1. Judges 4:5 to decide their disputes, or “to listen to her speak to them about God.”

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