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Sisera


Sis’era (battle array).

1. Captain of the army of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. He himself resided in Harosheth of the Gentiles. The particulars of the rout of Megiddo and of Sisera’s flight and death are drawn out under the heads of Barak, Deborah, Jael, Kishon. (b.c. 1296.)

2. After a long interval the name reappears in the lists of the Nethinim who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:53; Neh. 7:55. It doubtless tells of Canaanitic captives devoted to the lowest offices of the temple. (b.c. before 536.)