Barak

Barak

[bair-uhk, bey-rak for 1; buh-rahk for 2]
noun
1.
a military commander who, with Deborah, destroyed the Canaanite army under Sisera. Judges 4.
2.
Ehud, born 1942, Israeli military leader and politician: prime minister 1999–2001.
Also, Douay Bible, Barac.
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Barak (ˈbærək)
 
n
Ehud (ɛˈhʊd). born 1942, Israeli Labour politician, prime minister (1999--2001)

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lightning, the son of Abinoam (Judg. 4:6). At the summons of Deborah he made war against Jabin. She accompanied him into the battle, and gave the signal for the little army to make the attack; in which the host of Jabin was completely routed. The battle was fought (Judg. 4:16) in the plain of Jezreel (q.v.). This deliverance of Israel is commemorated in Judg. 5. Barak's faith is commended (Heb. 11:32). "The character of Barak, though pious, does not seem to have been heroic. Like Gideon, and in a sense Samson, he is an illustration of the words in Heb. 11:34, 'Out of weakness were made strong.'" (See DEBORAH.)

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