Who killed Sisera with a sword according to the Old Testament?

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The story of Sisera can be found in Judges, Chapter 4.  There, we can find that no one killed Sisera with a sword.  Instead, Sisera was killed by having a tent peg hammered through his temple and into the ground.  This was done by a woman named Yael (or Jael, depending on the translation of the Bible you are reading).  Sisera was the commander of the army of Jabin, who was king of Canaan.  After losing a major battle to the Israelites, he fled.  He ended up at Yael's tent.  She pretended that she would hide him and protect him, but she killed him instead.


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