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[jey-uh l] /ˈdʒeɪ əl/
a woman who killed Sisera by hammering a tent pin into his head as he slept. Judges 4:17–22. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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.

British Dictionary definitions for Jael


(Old Testament) the woman who killed Sisera when he took refuge in her tent (Judges 4:17–21)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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