Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Scattered Notes on Judges 5: Song of Deborah and Barak

Judges 5:1: The song of Deborah and Barak begins (Compare Judges 5:3, Ellicott Commentary). Was Deborah the sole writer of the song or did Barak share in crafting it?

See Exodus 15:1-6 for the Song of Moses, the Israelites and Miriam singing with the women of Israel.

Judges 5:2-Compare Ps. 93-97; Ps. 110:3. See Deut. 32:42; Judges 5:9; 2 Chron. 17:16.

Compare Judges 5:7

Judges 5:9-the people offered themselves willingly.

Judges 5:12-Ps. 68:18; Daniel 11:33; Eph. 4:8-11; Rev. 13:10.

Judges 5:18-Possibly a connection with Rom. 16:1-4:

Ζαβουλων λαὸς ὠνείδισεν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ εἰς θάνατον καὶ Νεφθαλι ἐπὶ ὕψη ἀγροῦ (Judges 5:18 LXX)

οἵτινες ὑπὲρ τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὸν ἑαυτῶν τράχηλον ὑπέθηκαν οἷς οὐκ ἐγὼ μόνος εὐχαριστῶ ἀλλὰ καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ ἐκκλησίαι τῶν ἐθνῶν (Romans 16:4)

Judges 5:31-Ps. 83:1-18; Daniel 12:3; Mt. 13:43. Ps. 19:4-6; 68:2-3; 97:10; 145:20. Exod. 20:6; Deut. 5:10.

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