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Deborah -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

The meaning of Deborah is "Bee." This eMedTV segment explains other information related to Deborah, including its origin. A prophetess and the fourth, and the only female, Judge of pre-monarchic Israel in the Old Testament (Tanakh). Her story is told twice, in chapters 4 and 5 of Judges. Judges 5 gives this same story in poetic form. This passage, often called The Song of Deborah, may date to as early as the 8th century BC and is perhaps the earliest sample of Hebrew poetry.

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Deborah is from Hebrew meaning Bee.
Alternates for Deborah include: Deb, Debi, Debbee, Debbi, Debbie, Debby, Debi, De-bor, Debora, Debra, and Devra
Deborah is associated with these categories: Biblical

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