1. a prophetess and judge of Israel. Judges 4, 5.
  2. Also Deb·o·ra. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “bee.”

noun Old Testament

  1. a prophetess and judge of Israel who fought the Canaanites (Judges 4, 5)
  2. Rebecca’s nurse (Genesis 35:8)

fem. proper name, prophetess and judge in the Old Testament, Hebrew, literally “bee” (thus the name is the same as Melissa).

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