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[bair-uh k, bey-rak for 1; buh-rahk for 2] /ˈbɛər ək, ˈbeɪ ræk for 1; bəˈrɑk for 2/
a military commander who, with Deborah, destroyed the Canaanite army under Sisera. Judges 4.
Ehud, born 1942, Israeli military leader and politician: prime minister 1999–2001.
Also, Douay Bible, Barac. Unabridged
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  • But since the days of Deborah and of Barak, Tabor is generally supposed to have witnessed another scene.

  • And thou, companion and instrument of victory, Barak, arise!

  • I lapped,—an excellent test of pluck in the days of Gideon son of Barak;—and why?

    Mount Rainier Various
  • He rose as he spoke, and Barak understood his smile and question, and waited.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • There is a close parallel between the enterprise of Deborah and Barak and that which opens before the church of the present time.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for Barak


Ehud (ɛˈhʊd). born 1942, Israeli politician, prime minister (1999–2001); left the Labour Party (2011) to form the breakaway party Independence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Barak in the Bible

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.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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