Judges 4 & 5 (1 Sam 12:11 & Heb 11:32)
The story of Barak is intertwined with Deborah, the incredible Judge and Prophetess of pre-Monarchy Israel.
When Hebrews 11:32 names Barak, the author is recalling Judges 4 & 5.
The Book of Judges operates in repeating cycles:
- The people forget God
- The people fall into the sin of idolatry
- Their regional enemies oppress and enslave them
- They cry out to God for help and he sends a judge, a saviour.