Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Symbol 3 - Palm Tree

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My Jesse Tree
Started December 4th

To my Jesse Tree I add a.....

Palm Tree
Judges 4:5
Deborah was the only woman judge mentioned in the Book of Judges.  A judge in biblical Israel was a leader with authority to settle problems in time of peace and gather defenses in times of war.

Deborah was also a prophet, one of the few women in the Bible to bear that title.   A prophet wasn't someone who could tell the future, but rather was able to 'hear' messages from God in some way and then relay those messages on to the people. 

Deborah gave her judgments and settled disputes while sitting under one special palm tree.  It coud be considered the equivalent to a modern-day courthouse, where judges go to settle legal diputes.