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[jey-uh l]
  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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Historical Examples of jael

  • But Sisera "fled away on his feet" to Jael, the wife of his friend.

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    Mary Belle Freeley

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

  • 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.

  • He gave Jael his address, and then got out of the house as fast as he could.

British Dictionary definitions for jael


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