- Was Deborah a second choice as a judge because there were no men to lead Israel?
- How do we reconcile the spiritual and civic leadership of Deborah with the ban on women occupying positions of spiritual authority over men under the New Covenant?
- How did God ensure that only He would have glory from the victory over His enemies?
- Was Barak really a coward, who was scared to face the enemy without Deborah by his side?
We consider this passage, answering each of these questions and casting light on many of the common misconceptions in the book of Judges. We are also challenged to search our own hearts and respond in faith to the Lord’s call to serve Him in our day and age.