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Deborah & Barak

The sermon text for this Sunday is Judges 4, which is a description of the battle God called Barak to fight. Deborah, who was a judge at that time, was asked by Barak to accompany him into the battle. What implications does this have on the Christian’s view of women in the military? Does Deborah’s agreement to accompany Barak provide a biblical precedence for women to serve in combat? Does Jael’s action (v. 21) imply that a woman ought to be involved in combat?

How ought a modern Christian to understand this question and apply it to our own culture?

How are we to interpret Deborah’s statement in verse 9?