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Sisera (commander)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sisera the Commander
Sisera the Commander (סִיסְרָא‎, sisera'). Army commander under King Jabin who led Canaanite forces against the Israelites under Deborah and Barak.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sisera (Person)
SISERA (PERSON) [Heb sı̂sĕrāʾ (סִיסְרָא‎)]. 1. Chief antagonist of Israel during the famous battle in the Valley of Jezreel wherein Israel, led by Deborah and Barak, decisively defeated the Canaanite forces near the brook Kishon. This battle is recounted twice, once in the prose narrative of Judges
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sisera
Sisera. 1. Commander of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan. Sisera resided in Haroshethhagoyim from where he oppressed northern Israel for 20 years. His army, strengthened by 900 iron chariots, was routed at the swollen river of Kishon near Megiddo under the leadership of Barak and Deborah. Having fled
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sisera
1. The Canaanite military commander whose chariot troops were defeated by Deborah and Barak and who was himself murdered by a Kenite woman named Jael. In the book of Judges Sisera is one of several foreign oppressors into whose hand Yahweh first delivered the Israelites because of their sin and from
Sisera
Sisera sisʹər-ə [Heb. sîserāʾ; Gk. Sisara, Apoc. Serar (1 Esd. 5:32)]; AV Apoc. ASERER; NEB Apoc. SERAR.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sisera
SISERA1. Commander of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan. Sisera resided in Harosheth-haggoyim, from where he attacked northern Israel for 20 years. His army, strengthened by 900 iron chariots, was routed at the swollen river of Kishon near Megiddo under the leadership of Barak and Deborah. Having fled
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sisera
Sisera (sis´uh-ruh).1 The commander of Canaanite forces defeated by Deborah and Barak. The tale of this epic battle and of Sisera’s humiliating defeat at the hand of a woman is told in prose in Judg. 4 and then in poetry in Judg. 5. The war may be dated ca. 1125–1100 bce, when Megiddo was abandoned
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sisera
SISERA1. A general of the armies of a Canaanite alliance (Jdg 5:19) under Jabin (Jdg 4:2), a second king by the name (title?) ruling in Hazor (cf. Josh 11:1 ff.), and leading an ill-fated league against Israel. Sisera’s 900 iron chariots had oppressed Israel for 20 years. He was baited into battle in
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sisera
SISERA (sîserā’, a non-Semitic, possibly Illyrian name).1. The commander of *Jabin’s army (Jdg. 4:2f.) and possibly the petty king of Harosheth-ha-goiim (Haroseth of the nations), tentatively identified with Tell el-’Amr, 19 km NW of Megiddo, a strategic location for the deployment of Jabin’s 900
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sisera
Sisera (Heb. sɩ̂sĕrāʾ)1. Commander of the Canaanite forces which Israel, led by Deborah and Barak, decisively defeated near Tanaak in the valley of Jezreel. Judg. 4:2 describes Sisera as the commander of the army of Jabin, king of Hazor, while 5:19–20 simply presumes he is the leader of a coalition
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Sisera
SISERA1. The commander of the Canaanite king Jabin of Hazor in the time of the Judges. He was from Harosheth-ha-goiim (Judg 4:2); its exact location is unknown, although several sites have been proposed, including Tell el-ʿAmr or Tell el-Harbaj just east of Mount Carmel. Sisera has a more prominent
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sisera
Sis´era (battle array).1. Captain of the army of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. He himself resided in Harosheth of the Gentiles. The particulars of the rout of Megiddo and of Sisera’s flight and death are drawn out under the heads of Barak, Deborah, Jael, Kishon. (b.c. 1296.)2. After a