Sisera


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Sisera

(ˈsɪsərə)
n
(Bible) a defeated leader of the Canaanites, who was assassinated by Jael (Judges 4:17–21)
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Barak came down from Mount Tabor, twenty or twenty-five miles from here, and gave battle to Jabin's forces, who were in command of Sisera. Barak won the fight, and while he was making the victory complete by the usual method of exterminating the remnant of the defeated host, Sisera fled away on foot, and when he was nearly exhausted by fatigue and thirst, one Jael, a woman he seems to have been acquainted with, invited him to come into her tent and rest himself.
hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head
"When I looked at him that night, deep in his drunken sleep, I thought of Jael and Sisera (see the book of Judges; chapter 4th; verses 17 to 21).
I read the story of Jael and Sisera so often that the Bible got to open of itself at that place.
Three nails driven into the head commemorated as many crises in Maggie's nine years of earthly struggle; that luxury of vengeance having been suggested to her by the picture of Jael destroying Sisera in the old Bible.
Sisera will be slain by a woman has been fulfilled by Jael.
Similarly, Haman's descendents taught Torah in Bnei Brak; Sisera's taught children in Jerusalem; and Sancheiriv's taught Torah in public.
The archaeological attractions include the Zaabal Palace, Tel Al-Saei, the standing stones of Al-Rajajil, Burnus Mountain, Sisera Well and Hadrah Cave.
The inspiring force exerted by interfigurality is amply illustrated in chapter seven of the volume, which traces the presence of the figure of Jael and the biblical episode of her violent murder of Sisera in different novels and short stories, from Charlotte Bronte's Villette to Byatt's 'Jael', including as well Herman Melville's 'The Bell-Tower', George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss and Sara Maitland's Daughter of Jerusalem.
Podria ser igual a Yael, que mata a Sisera, el general cananita, o es una mujer prefigurada por Judith, que corta la cabeza a Holofornes.