BC AYN 1362
Ecclesiastical Lunar New Year
Period of Judges
Judgeship of Deborah and Barak
1st/40 years judged (שפטה) Deborah (דבורה) a prophetess (נביאה), the wife of Lapidoth (לפידות); “lamps, firebrands or torches” “…arose as a mother (אם) in Israel,” “after the inhabitants of the villages (פרזון) ceased (חדלו: Kudlow), they ceased (חדלו) in Israel.” This occurred after “the mountains (הרים) melted (נזל)” when “in the days of Shamgar (שמגר) and Jael (יעל) the wife of Heber (חבר) the Kenite (הקיני), the highways were unoccupied and travelers walked through the byways.”
The melting (נזל) or smelting of the mountains and the battle to kill Sisera when there “was war in the gates” refers to the defining event to the 2nd/2 phase’s of the Iron Age or what modern archaeologists and academicians call Iron Age II. The Iron Age is the last principal period in the three-age system for classifying prehistoric societies, preceded by the Bronze Age and the Stone Age.
Shamgar (שמגר) son of Anath (ענת); Canaanite virgin goddess of war: Anat (ענת), Sisera and Deborah’s use of iron for iron chariots represents the 2nd/2 phases of the Iron Age; Iron Age 2 and is a precedential historical prototype event of humankind.
Deborah is also in the roll of a military figure or goddess of war as Venus the morning star during the Period of Judges just as the Egyptian goddess Neith (נעת) archetypically fulfilled this role as one of two essential dual forms of the original historical prototype of the Sumerian Inanna (ענ-עננה), see BC AYN 1754 for when the Neith-Deborah’s (נעת-דבורה) roll of the evening star Venus first occurs historically in the Bible.
Deborah promotes a rebellion against Jabin (II) the king of Canaan and is aided by a Hebrew general named Barak (ברק); “lightning” or “thunderbolts” defeats Sisera’s army and Sisera flees the battle field, seeking hospitality in the tent of Heber (חבר); the Kenite (הקיני).