Deborah Prophetess and Judge

Judges 4:4-5 AMP … Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 She used to sit [to hear and decide disputes] under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgment.

Deborah = a prophetess and judge
She used prophecy to apply the law and govern

From NetBible Jdg 4:4

  • prophetess[05031] = feminine of prophet[05030]; a prophetess or (generally) inspired woman; by implication, a poetess; by association a prophet’s wife:-prophetess.
    • ancient type endowed with gift of song (Miriam)
    • later type consulted for a word (Huldah)
    • false prophetess (Noadiah)
    • wife of Isaiah the prophet
  • judging[08199] = rule, govern, vindicate, punish
    -to decide controversy
    -to execute judgment/pronounce sentence

From NetBible Jdg 4:5

  • judgement[04941] = act of deciding a case, decision in law

Psalm 19:7-10 AMP … The law of the Lord is perfect (flawless), restoring and refreshing the soul;The statutes of the Lord are reliable and trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true, they are righteous altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

God’s law reveals His will and brings life
God’s law brings wisdom and spiritual vision
God’s law brings sound judgement

From NetBible Ps 19

  • * The psalmist praises God for his self-revelation in the heavens and in the Mosaic law. The psalmist concludes with a prayer, asking the Lord to keep him from sinning and to approve of his thoughts and words.
  • v7: Here the point seems to be that the law preserves the life of the one who studies it by making known God’s will. Those who know God’s will know how to please him and can avoid offending him.
  • v8: enlightening the eyes = honey gives spiritual vision{1Sam 14:27(Jonathan)}
  •  * v9: The Lord’s commands accurately reflect God’s moral will for his people and are an expression of his just character.
  • v10: The Lord’s judgements =



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