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Barak

[bair-uh k, bey-rak for 1; buh-rahk for 2] /ˈbɛər ək, ˈbeɪ ræk for 1; bəˈrɑk 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/
noun
1.
Ehud (ɛˈhʊd). born 1942, Israeli politician, prime minister (1999–2001); left the Labour Party (2011) to form the breakaway party Independence
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e 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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