St. Deborah was the Fourth Judge of the Israelites. Living in Ephraim, she was faithful and true, a prophetic voice of God during dark, sinful times. God spoke to Deborah to instruct Barak, the Israelites commander, to lead his army into battle against the Canaanites and their cruel general, Sisera. Barak refused to go into battle unless Deborah would go with him. She agreed but told him the glory of victory would be a women’s. God was with the Israelites and scattered Sisera’s army. Sisera fled to the tent of a woman named Jael, who killed him with a tent stake while he slept. Deborah herself glorified Jael in her famous “Song of Deborah”.