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Deborah

[ deb-er-uh, deb-ruh ]
/ ˈdɛb ər ə, ˈdɛb rə /
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noun

a prophetess and judge of Israel. Judges 4, 5.
Also Deb·o·ra. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “bee.”

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Deborah
/ (ˈdɛbərə, -brə) /

noun Old Testament

a prophetess and judge of Israel who fought the Canaanites (Judges 4, 5)
Rebecca's nurse (Genesis 35:8)
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