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THE STARS FOUGHT

THE STARS FOUGHT

January 6, 2014 at 1:24am
Judges 5

19 
“The kings came, they fought;
    then fought the kings of Canaan,
at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo;
    they got no spoils of silver.
20 From heaven the stars fought,
    from their courses they fought against Sisera.
21 The torrent Kishon swept them away,
    the ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon.
    March on, my soul, with might!

  • The genre of this section of Judges is song, poetry , and apocalyptic language like David in Psalm 18 describing a victory of an actual historic account.
    This section of the song describes Deborah and Barak's victory over Sisera with stars that are fighting. Stars are associated with angels, leaders, princes, kings, messengers... In the context of this passage, it's leaders/kings warring.

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