Readers Question / Comment - Why is there no study on Deborah in Judges?
I was led to your site from an engine search on lsrael under the judges--lessons
to be learned. I found a good bit of info and some interesting correlations in
your articles; however, there was a glaring absence that serves your readers
poorly and is a great oversight on your part. Deborah. Where is she in your
theology? I didn't see her name mentioned anywhere in these articles. Is it
possible that this great woman of God is too much for you simply because she is a
woman? I certainly hope not, for women are some of the Lord's favorite
people and, significantly, the first people that the Lord showed Himself to after
His resurrection were all women. In addition, it appears that the only person who
saw Him prior to His ascension to the Father was a woman - Mary. I find it
extremely odd that after your lengthy study and expositions on the lessons to be
learned from the judges who delivered Israel, you have nothing to say about this
extremely important female judge.
argh, you have found me out... I'm a closet sexist! : )
Naaa, no need to be so quick to jump to conclusions. I have as much
against Deborah as I do Abimelech in chapter 9 or the rebellion in chapter 10 or
Judge Jephthah in chapters 11 & 12 or any person or event in chapters 17-21
or anything else in Judges I haven't written about... and that of course is
nothing. I didn't write a verse by verse, chapter by chapter study on the
book of Judges. I just wrote some studies where I could see a clear spiritual
application for today, generally in the theme of spiritual warfare.
put, the story of Deborah is a good one but when I wrote these studies (over 10
years ago) I didn't see a clear spiritual application for today that I could
write a whole study on. I'm sure there is one. If you have insight into her
story for believers today I'm all ears - send it through : ) Again, there
will be an important theme there. But I didn't see it.