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Jael

[jey-uh l] /ˈdʒeɪ əl/
noun
1.
a woman who killed Sisera by hammering a tent pin into his head as he slept. Judges 4:17–22.
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  • Jael came breathless out of the mill-house, and shrinkingly approached the margin.

  • Has he forgotten the deed of Jael, who slew the dreaded enemy of her country?

  • It is the "schismatic" within the camp on whom some Jael falls with a hammer and a nail.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
  • While he was sawing off a piece of the plank, Jael stood and eyed him silently a while.

  • Little himself was vexed, but he determined to put a good face on it, and to be very kind to his good friend Jael.

  • This same morning Jael Dence was to go to Cairnhope, at her own request.

  • If so, here was another blow in store for poor Jael, and she weakened by a long illness.

  • "That is something," said Jael, in a low voice; and her hands trembled at her side.

  • Perhaps their Jael boiled their bread-and-milk at her own time, whether they were ready for it or not.

    Mary's Meadow Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • "She prefers to stay at home and chat with Jael," said Henry.

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Jael

/ˈdʒeɪəl/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the woman who killed Sisera when he took refuge in her tent (Judges 4:17–21)
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