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Lappidoth

LAPPIDOTH

lap'-i-doth, -doth (lappidhoth, "flames," "torches"; the King James Version, Lapidoth):

Deborah's husband (Judges 4:4). The Hebrew name is a feminine plural like Jeremoth (1 Chronicles 7:8), Naboth (1 Kings 21:1). The plural is probably intensive. Jewish interpreters have identified Lappidoth ("flames") with Barak ("lightning"). Some have taken the words rendered "wife of Lappidoth" ('esheth lappidhoth) as a description of Deborah, and have translated them, "woman of lights," i.e. maker of wicks for the sanctuary; or "woman of flames," referring to her prophetic zeal. These explanations are more interesting than probable.

John A. Lees


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LAPPIDOTH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.