Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jezreel Valley Magical Mystery Tour

Driving my rental car through the breathtakingly beautiful, holy land of Israel is so theraputic. I found myself at the foot of Mount Tabor, mysteriously shrowded in mist even though the rest of the Jezreel Valley was sunny and cloudless.
Judges Chapters 4 & 5 relate how the prophetess Deborah ralled the Israelites against the Canaanites on Mt. Tabor, and how Jael, another remarkable woman, saved the Israelites from the hands of the Canaanites, only a short

Sitting on the hood of my car listening to the wind, , imagining I could hear Deborah's song itself:

Blessed above women shall Jael be, the wife of Heber the Kenite, above women in the tent shall she be blessed.
Water he asked, milk she gave him; in a lordly bowl she brought him curd.
Her hand she put to the tent-pin, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote through his head, yea, she pierced and struck through his temples.
At her feet he sunk, he fell, he lay; at her feet he sunk, he fell; where he sunk, there he fell down dead.
( Judges 5:24-27)

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