Deborah, Judge, Prophetess and Seer

The woman born to become God's military leader

by Carole M. Lunde



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/26/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 442
ISBN : 9781475994605
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 442
ISBN : 9781475994612

About the Book

Judges 4:4 “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.”

This is the extent of what we know about Deborah before the battle with Sisera. Judges 5 is a poetic rewrite of Judges 4 with the added story of Sisera’s mother who waits in the window of her palace for her son to come home. The woman waiting in the window is a motif used in many writings to indicate a woman of great power. Here are two powerful women whose stories are so brief as written, but beg for a larger look at their lives. Biblical fiction is a wonderful way to flesh out their stories leading up to Judges 4 and 5. How did Deborah grow up? How did Barak grow up? Deborah was in Ephraim and Barak in Kadesh-Napthali, some sixty miles apart. How did they know each other? How did Deborah learn of scriptures and battle plans in a society where neither of these areas were open to women?

About the Author

Carole M. Lunde is a Unity Minster. She was born in Mantua, Ohio, and attended Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio. She holds MA in Counseling from Western Michigan University. Graduated from Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village, MO, in 1985. She served three Unity Churches. She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.