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Saint Deborah, the Judge (O.T.) (1200 BC) 

Saint Day: November 1st

Yael (or Jael) was the wife of Heber the Kenite. She helped the Israel Judge Debora to defeat her enemy. She is mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. While accompanying her commander Barak into the battle against the army of Jabin, king of Canaan, Deborah decided to kill the enemy army's commander Sisera. Deborah prophesied that the honor of the killing would be given to a woman.