- a woman who killed Sisera by hammering a tent pin into his head as he slept. Judges 4:17–22.
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But Sisera "fled away on his feet" to Jael, the wife of his friend.Fair to Look Upon
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Has he forgotten the deed of Jael, who slew the dreaded enemy of her country?Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.
He gave Jael his address, and then got out of the house as fast as he could.
But Henry observed that Jael was not allowed to quit the room.
He then said a kind word to Jael Dence, who got up and courtesied to him.
- Old Testament the woman who killed Sisera when he took refuge in her tent (Judges 4:17–21)
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