Barak
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Barak

thunder, or in vain

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Barak

(lightning), son of Abinoam of Kedesh, a refuge city in Mount Naphtali, was incited by Deborah, a prophetess of Ephraim, to deliver Israel from the yolk of Jabin. Judges 4. He utterly routed the Canaanites int eh plain of Jezreel (Esdraelon). (B.C. 1291-1251.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Barak

The son of Abinoam, of Kedesh in the tribe of Naphtali. God summoned him, by means of Deborah the prophetess, to release Israel from the yoke of Jabin king of Canaan. Having first secured the attendance of the prophetess, he gathered 10,000 men, and stationed them on Mount Tabor, perhaps to avoid the enemies' 900 chariots of iron, Jud 4:3. God fought for Israel in the battle, which ensued, and the song of Deborah and Barak, Jud 5:1-31 chronicles their victory. The name of Barak is enrolled among those illustrious for faith, He 12:29.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Lightning, the son of Abinoam (Judges 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 (Judges 4:16) in the plain of Jezreel (q.v.). This deliverance of Israel is commemorated in Judges 5. Barak's faith is commended (Hebrews 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 Hebrews 11:34, 'Out of weakness were made strong.'" (see DEBORAH.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BARAK

ba'-rak (baraq, "lightning flash"): The name occurs in Sabeanbarqac, in Palmyrene baraq, and in Punic Barcas, as surname of Hamilcar; and as Divine name in Assyrian Ramman-Birqu and Gibil-Birqu (Del. Assyrian, HWB, 187). Barak was the son of Abinoam of Kedesh, a refuge city in Mt. Naphtali. He was summoned by the prophetess Deborah to lead his countrymen to war against the Canaanites under the leadership of Sisera. From the celebrated ode of Deborah we gather that Israel suffered at the hand of the enemy; the caravan roads were in danger, traffic almost ceased; the cultivated country was plundered (Judges 5:6, 7). The fighting men in Israel were disarmed, a shield was not to be seen nor a spear among forty thousand men (Judges 5:8). The prophetess raised the signal of struggle for independence. Soon Barak came to her aid. With an army of 10,000 men-according to Judges 4:10 they were all drawn from Zebulun and Naphtali, whereas Judges 5:13-18 adds Benjamin, Machir and Issachar to the list of faithful tribes-Barak, accompanied by Deborah, rushed to the summit of Mt. Tabor. This location was very favorable to the rudely armed Israelites in warding off the danger of the well-armed enemy. The wooded slopes protected them against the chariots of the Canaanites. In addition they were within striking distance should the enemy expose himself on the march. Under the heavy rainfall the alluvial plain became a morass, in which the heavy-armed troops found it impossible to move. Soon the little stream Kishon was filled with chariots, horses and Canaanites. Sisera abandoned his chariot and fled on foot. Barak pursued him and found him murdered by Jael in her tent. This completed the victory. See BEDAN; Moore, "Judges," at the place.

Samuel Cohon

Greek
913. Barak -- Barak, a commander of the Isr.
... 912, 913. Barak. 914 . Barak, a commander of the Isr. Part of Speech:
Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Barak Phonetic ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1288. barak -- to kneel, bless
... 1287, 1288. barak. 1289 . to kneel, bless. Transliteration: barak Phonetic
Spelling: (baw-rak') Short Definition: blessed. ... 1287, 1288. barak. 1289 . ...
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42. Abinoam -- "my father is delight," the father of Barak
... 41, 42. Abinoam. 43 . "my father is delight," the father of Barak. Transliteration:
Abinoam Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-no'-am) Short Definition: Abinoam. ...
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1301. Baraq -- "flash of lightning," an Israelite leader
... "flash of lightning," an Israelite leader. Transliteration: Baraq Phonetic Spelling:
(baw-rawk') Short Definition: Barak. ... leader NASB Word Usage Barak (13). ...
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1139. Bene-beraq -- "sons of lightning," a city in Dan
... Bene-barak. From the plural construction of ben and baraq; sons of lightning,
Bene-berak, a place in Palestine -- Bene-barak. see HEBREW ben. see HEBREW baraq. ...
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2616. chacad -- to be good, kind
... (compare barak), but rarely) to reprove -- shew self merciful, put to shame. see
HEBREW chanan. see HEBREW barak. 2615, 2616. chacad. 2616a . ...
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3000. Yeberekyahu -- "Yah blesses," the name of several Israelites
... Word Origin from barak and Yah Definition "Yah blesses," the name of several Isr. ...
From barak and Yahh: blessed of Jah; Jeberekjah, an Israelite -- Jeberechiah. ...
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1293. berakah -- a blessing
... Word Origin from barak Definition a blessing NASB Word Usage benefit (1), blessed
(1), blessing (48), blessings (11), generous (1), gift (3), most blessed (1 ...
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1295. berekah -- a pool, pond
... Word Origin from barak Definition a pool, pond NASB Word Usage ponds (1), pool
(15), pools (1). fishpool. ... see HEBREW barak. 1294, 1295. berekah. 1296 . ...
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1263. Baruk -- "blessed," three Israelites
... part. from barak Definition "blessed," three Isr. ... Passive participle from barak;
blessed; Baruk, the name of three Israelites -- Baruch. see HEBREW barak. ...
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1292. Barakel -- "El does bless," the father of one of Job's ...
... Word Origin from barak and el Definition "El does bless," the father of one of Job's
friends NASB Word Usage Barachel (2). Barachel. ... see HEBREW barak. ...
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Library

How the Canaanites Brought the Israelites under Slavery for Twenty ...
... CHAPTER 5. How The Canaanites Brought The Israelites Under Slavery For Twenty Years;
After Which They Were Delivered By Barak And Deborah, Who Ruled Over Them ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 how the canaanites.htm

Women who Saved a Nation
... She sent and called Barak, the son of Abinoam, from Kadesh Naphtali and said to
him, "Does not Jehovah the God of Israel command you: 'Go, march to Mount Tabor ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/women who saved a nation.htm

A Cloud of Witnesses.
... Barak, Samson, Jephthah; of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith
subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths ...
/.../the expositors bible the epistle to the hebrews/chapter xiii a cloud of.htm

Though Many Other Widows came Near to Judith in virtue...
... And lastly, her son Barak shows the chief part of the victory was in the hands of
a woman when he said: "If thou wilt not go with me I will not go, for I know ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter viii though many other.htm

The Growth of the Old Testament Prophetic Histories
... thou didst arise a mother in Israel. * * * *. Sidenote: The rally about
Deborah and Barak]. Then the people of Jehovah went down ...
/.../the origin and permanent value of the old testament/vi the growth of the.htm

The New Song
... In after times, when Deborah and Barak had routed the hosts of Sisera, they did
not borrow Miriam's song; but they had a new psalm for the new event. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/the new song.htm

Deborah's Song
... song:". Women. Arise, Barak, And lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.).
Tutti. ... Deborah". Men. As was Issachar, so was Barak: Tutti. ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/iv deborahs song.htm

Judges
... elaborate form elsewhere, vi.7-10, x.6-16, is amply illustrated by the stories that
follow"the stories of Othniel, Ehud, Deborah and Barak, Gideon, Jephthah ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/judges.htm

Hebrews xi. 28-31
... "For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and
of Jephthah, of David also and Samuel, and of the prophets.". ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xxvii hebrews xi 28-31.htm

Sin Slain
... At New Park Street, Southwark. "And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came
out to meet him, and said unto him. ... Up, Barak! Up, thou son of Abinoam! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/sin slain.htm

Thesaurus
Barak (14 Occurrences)
... This deliverance of Israel is commemorated in Judges 5. Barak's faith is commended
(Hebrews 11:32). ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BARAK. ...
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Bene-barak (1 Occurrence)
Bene-barak. Beneath, Bene-barak. Beneberak . Multi-Version Concordance
Bene-barak (1 Occurrence). Joshua 19:45 and Jehud ...
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Deborah (10 Occurrences)
... She summoned Barak from Kadesh to take the command of 10,000 men of Zebulun and
Naphtali, and lead them to Mount Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north ...
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Deb'orah (10 Occurrences)
... on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sis'era
into the hand of a woman." Then Deb'orah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh ...
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Sis'era (19 Occurrences)
... on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sis'era
into the hand of a woman." Then Deb'orah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh ...
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Sisera (18 Occurrences)
... (Egypt. Ses-Ra, "servant of Ra"). (1.) The captain of Jabin's army (Judges 4:2),
which was routed and destroyed by the army of Barak on the plain of Esdraelon. ...
/s/sisera.htm - 17k

Abinoam (4 Occurrences)
... Father of kindness, the father of Barak (Judges 4:6; 5:1). Int. ... Judges 4:12 They
told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to Mount Tabor. ...
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Kedesh (12 Occurrences)
... It was originally a Canaanite royal city (Joshua 12:22), and was the residence of
Barak (Judges 4:6); and here he and Deborah assembled the tribes of Zebulun ...
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Jael (6 Occurrences)
... When the Canaanites were defeated by Barak, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army,
fled and sought refuge with the friendly tribe of Heber, beneath the oaks of ...
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Abin'o-am (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Abin'o-am (3 Occurrences). Judges 4:12 When Sis'era was
told that Barak the son of Abin'o-am had gone up to Mount Tabor, (DBY RSV). ...
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Concordance
Barak (14 Occurrences)

Hebrews 11:32
What more shall I say? For the time would fail me if I told of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:6
She sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh Naphtali, and said to him, "Hasn't Yahweh, the God of Israel, commanded,'Go and draw to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:8
Barak said to her, "If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:9
She said, "I will surely go with you: nevertheless, the journey that you take shall not be for your honor; for Yahweh will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman." Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:10
Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh; and there went up ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Judges 4:12
They told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to Mount Tabor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:14
Deborah said to Barak, "Go; for this is the day in which Yahweh has delivered Sisera into your hand. Hasn't Yahweh gone out before you?" So Barak went down from Mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:15
Yahweh confused Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his army, with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot, and fled away on his feet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:16
But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the army, to Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; there was not a man left.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:22
Behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you seek." He came to her; and behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent peg was in his temples.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 5:1
Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 5:12
'Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, utter a song! Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Abinoam.'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 5:15
The princes of Issachar were with Deborah. As was Issachar, so was Barak. They rushed into the valley at his feet. By the watercourses of Reuben, there were great resolves of heart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 12:11
So the Lord sent Jerubbaal and Barak and Jephthah and Samuel and took you out of the power of those who were fighting against you on every side, and made you safe.
(BBE RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Barak

Barak: A Judge in Israel

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Bene-barak (1 Occurrence)

Deborah (10 Occurrences)

Deb'orah (10 Occurrences)

Sis'era (19 Occurrences)

Sisera (18 Occurrences)

Abinoam (4 Occurrences)

Kedesh (12 Occurrences)

Jael (6 Occurrences)

Abin'o-am (3 Occurrences)

Tabor (12 Occurrences)

Jabin (8 Occurrences)

Hazor (19 Occurrences)

Meroz (1 Occurrence)

Megiddo (13 Occurrences)

Bedan (2 Occurrences)

War-carriages (76 Occurrences)

Heels (11 Occurrences)

Naphtali (51 Occurrences)

Pursued (75 Occurrences)

Chariots (118 Occurrences)

Searching (111 Occurrences)

Army (401 Occurrences)

Arise (235 Occurrences)

Zebulun (46 Occurrences)

Gideon (45 Occurrences)

Hasn't (45 Occurrences)

Ahead (98 Occurrences)

Lead (192 Occurrences)

Harosheth-hagoyim (3 Occurrences)

Harosheth (3 Occurrences)

You're (8 Occurrences)

Zeb'ulun (41 Occurrences)

Kingdom (409 Occurrences)

Kishon (6 Occurrences)

Jephthae (1 Occurrence)

Ja'el (6 Occurrences)

Lighted (36 Occurrences)

Lappidoth (1 Occurrence)

Goyim (7 Occurrences)

Gedeon (1 Occurrence)

Wake (34 Occurrences)

War-carriage (11 Occurrences)

Watercourses (14 Occurrences)

Is'sachar (40 Occurrences)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Temples (17 Occurrences)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

Tent-pin (4 Occurrences)

Takest (17 Occurrences)

Routed (25 Occurrences)

Resolves (1 Occurrence)

Recounting (5 Occurrences)

Rushing (61 Occurrences)

Rushed (24 Occurrences)

Esdraelon

Endor (3 Occurrences)

Districts (22 Occurrences)

Destroyeth (38 Occurrences)

Discomfited (12 Occurrences)

Naph'tali (47 Occurrences)

Pursuit (35 Occurrences)

Pursuing (50 Occurrences)

Pin (10 Occurrences)

Peg (8 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

Barah (1 Occurrence)

Beneberak (1 Occurrence)

Barakel (2 Occurrences)

Captives (69 Occurrences)

Confused (13 Occurrences)

Alighted (7 Occurrences)

Abandoned (45 Occurrences)

Sisera's (2 Occurrences)

Stories (30 Occurrences)

Singeth (6 Occurrences)

Sang (28 Occurrences)

Shamgar (2 Occurrences)

Seekest (12 Occurrences)

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