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02. Soñé ser Diferente - Fili Wey (Ft. XXL Irione & Yael) (Prod. YTBM)
02. Soñé ser Diferente - Fili Wey (Ft. XXL Irione & Yael) (Prod. YTBM)
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Yael Naim new soul
Yael Naim new soul
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Yael Yuzon - Segundo (Official Music Video) Philpop 2013
Yael Yuzon - Segundo (Official Music Video) Philpop 2013
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Yael Naim - Dream In My Head
Yael Naim - Dream In My Head
DATE: 2015/02/23::
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Yael Naim - Coward (feat. Brad Mehldau)
Yael Naim - Coward (feat. Brad Mehldau)
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Yaël Naïm - Toxic
Yaël Naïm - Toxic
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Yael TBM Ft Fili Wey y Esteban El As - Vida Real (Prod YTBM & E.A.P.)
Yael TBM Ft Fili Wey y Esteban El As - Vida Real (Prod YTBM & E.A.P.)
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Yael Naim - New Soul
Yael Naim - New Soul
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Karylle And Yael (Wedding)
Karylle And Yael (Wedding)
DATE: 2014/03/23::
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Yael Naim - "Coward" from the new album "Older" - Live on France 2
Yael Naim - "Coward" from the new album "Older" - Live on France 2
DATE: 2015/01/31::
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Yael The Beat Maker - No saben Como [LMV difusiones] 2013
Yael The Beat Maker - No saben Como [LMV difusiones] 2013
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'Yael' confronts 'Dingdong' over Karylle
DATE: 2013/05/23::
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Yael Yuzon sings his message to Karylle
Yael Yuzon sings his message to Karylle
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Yael - Diet (Official video)
Yael - Diet (Official video)
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FREESTYLE - YAEL THE BEATMAKER - ARTILLERY MUSIC .
FREESTYLE - YAEL THE BEATMAKER - ARTILLERY MUSIC .
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Yael Naim - Go To The River
Yael Naim - Go To The River
DATE: 2010/11/11::
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Letra-Soñe Ser Diferente Fili Wey XXL irione Yael The Beat Maker
Letra-Soñe Ser Diferente Fili Wey XXL irione Yael The Beat Maker
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YAEL NAIM - Live Deezer Session
YAEL NAIM - Live Deezer Session
DATE: 2015/03/13::
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Yael Naim - Too Long
Yael Naim - Too Long
DATE: 2008/03/05::
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Yael Naim - Coward
Yael Naim - Coward
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Karylle kisses Yael on
Karylle kisses Yael on 'Showtime'
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Yael Naim - On n
Yael Naim - On n'est pas couché 21 mars 2015 #ONPC
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Yael Naim- New Soul Lyrics
Yael Naim- New Soul Lyrics
DATE: 2011/06/22::
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JMIS Y YAEL FREESTYLE (2)
JMIS Y YAEL FREESTYLE (2)
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Emotional Karylle announces engagement to Yael
Emotional Karylle announces engagement to Yael
DATE: 2014/02/08::
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How Yael Proposed to Karylle
How Yael Proposed to Karylle
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Karylle & Yael Yuzon
Karylle & Yael Yuzon's love story told on ' ASAP 19'
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YTBM Yael The Beat Maker - Freestyle 2 (Tiradera a Jack Deivid)
YTBM Yael The Beat Maker - Freestyle 2 (Tiradera a Jack Deivid)
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It
It's Showtime Kalokalike Level Up: Yael Yuzon
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'Dingdong,' 'Yael' court Karylle on 'GGV'
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Yael Naïm - The Only One
Yael Naïm - The Only One
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YAEL / CUANDO NO ESTAS
YAEL / CUANDO NO ESTAS
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Yael Stone and Natasha Lyonne on OITNB Season 2 Sex Contest
Yael Stone and Natasha Lyonne on OITNB Season 2 Sex Contest
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Yael Naim - Lonely
Yael Naim - Lonely
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Yael Naïm - Flashdance... What A Feeling
Yael Naïm - Flashdance... What A Feeling
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Alcaline, le Mag : Yael Naim - Coward en live
Alcaline, le Mag : Yael Naim - Coward en live
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Yael Naim - Trapped - Live Deezer Session
Yael Naim - Trapped - Live Deezer Session
DATE: 2015/03/13::
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Jane The Virgin - CWestionator: Yael Grobglas
Jane The Virgin - CWestionator: Yael Grobglas
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Borgore - Body and Soul (feat. Yael) (Original Mix)
Borgore - Body and Soul (feat. Yael) (Original Mix)
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Who attended Karylle-Yael wedding?
Who attended Karylle-Yael wedding?
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Far Far - Yael Naim
Far Far - Yael Naim
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Yael Naim -  Far Far (Lyrics) (Traducida a Español)
Yael Naim - Far Far (Lyrics) (Traducida a Español)
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Yael Stone on how she found Morello
Yael Stone on how she found Morello's voice for 'Orange is the New Black'
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Yael Naim - Coward - Live Deezer Session
Yael Naim - Coward - Live Deezer Session
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Karylle and Yael sing Anting- Anting on ASAP 19
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Karylle and Yael
Karylle and Yael's sweet production number
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Mar 23 Yael Surprises Karylle
Mar 23 Yael Surprises Karylle
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Karylle and Yael Yuzon Love Story
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Yael
Jacopo Amigoni 002.jpg
Jacopo Amigoni, Jael and Sisera, 1739
Residence Tent in the plain of Zaanaim, near Kedesh.
Nationality Kenite
Other names Jael, Ya'el
Spouse(s) Heber the Kenite
Jael shows Sisera lying dead to Barak, James Tissot, 1896-1902

Yael or Jael (Hebrew Ya'el, יָעֵל, the name of the Nubian Ibex) is a woman mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Bible, as the heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of king Jabin. She was the wife of Heber the Kenite.

Yael in the book of Judges[edit]

God told Deborah (a prophetess and leader) that she would deliver Israel from Jabin. Deborah called Barak to make up an army to lead into battle against Jabin on the plain of Esdraelon. But Barak demanded that Deborah would accompany him into the battle. Deborah agreed but prophesied that the honour of the killing of the other army's captain would be given to a woman. Jabin's army was led by Sisera (Judg. 4:2), who fled the battle after all was lost.

Yael received the fleeing Sisera at the settlement of Heber on the plain of Zaanaim. Yael welcomed him into her tent with apparent hospitality. She 'gave him milk' 'in a lordly dish'. Having drunk the refreshing beverage, he lay down and soon sank into the sleep of the weary. While he lay asleep Yael crept stealthily up to him, holding a tent peg and a mallet. She drove it through his temples with such force that it entered into the ground below. And 'at her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, there he fell down dead'.

Limoges enamel plaque, 1550-75

As a result of the killing of Sisera, God gave the victory to Israel. Yael is considered "blessed", according to the text, because of her action. Deborah's song (Judg. 5:23-27) that refers to the death of Sisera:

"Extolled above women be Jael,
The wife of Heber the Kenite,
Extolled above women in the tent.
He asked for water, she gave him milk;
She brought him cream in a lordly dish.
She stretched forth her hand to the nail,
Her right hand to the workman's hammer,
And she smote Sisera; she crushed his head,
She crashed through and transfixed his temples.
At her feet he curled himself, he fell, he lay still;
At her feet he curled himself, he fell;
And where he curled himself, let it be, there he fell dead."

Scholars[1] have long recognized that the Song of Deborah, on the basis of linguistic evidence (archaic biblical Hebrew), is one of the oldest parts of the Bible.[2] A similar story is explored in the deuterocanonical Book of Judith.

Extra-biblical references[edit]

Jan Saenredam engraving picturing Yael killing Sisera

Pseudo-Philo refers to Yael in the book, Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum:

Now Jael took a stake in her left hand and approached him, saying, "If God will work this sign with me, I know that Sisera will fall into my hands. Behold I will throw him down on the ground from the bed on which he sleeps; and if he does not feel it, I know that he has been handed over." And Jael took Sisera and pushed him onto the ground from the bed. But he did not feel it, because he was very groggy.

And Jael said, "Strengthen in me today, Lord, my arm on account of you and your people and those who hope in you." And Jael took the stake and put it on his temple and struck it with a hammer.

And while he was dying, Sisera said to Jael, "Behold pain has taken hold of me, Jael, and I die like a woman."

And Jael said to him, "Go, boast before your father in hell and tell him that you have fallen into the hands of a woman."[3]

Artistic depictions of Yael[edit]

Medieval images of Jael, mostly in illuminated manuscripts, depicted her as both a defender of Israel and a prefiguration of the Virgin Mary.[4] This can be seen in the Stavelot Bible, the Speculus Darmstadt, as well as several other texts. When not shown in the act of killing Sisera, she carries her hammer and sometimes the spike, making her easy to identity.

Jael and Sisera, Artemisia Gentileschi

In the Renaissance the subject is one of the most commonly shown in the Power of Women topos, with other biblical women who triumphed over men, such as Judith or Delilah. [5] Here she was used to show the risk for men in following women, in groupings including positive figures and scenes such as Judith beheading Holofernes, but mostly ones with female "villains" such as Phyllis riding Aristotle, Samson and Delilah, Salome and her mother Herodias, The Idolatry of Solomon, and witches. More positively, Jael was included in sets of the female Nine Worthies, such as the prints by Hans Burgkmair.[6] Ladies, who were presumably Jewish, sometimes chose to have their portraits painted as Jael, a transformation achieved by holding a hammer and spike.[7]

In the Baroque period, Jael continued to be a sexual figure in art. Gregorio Lazzarini and Artemisia Gentileschi are two examples of an attractive Jael, shown in the act of killing her foe.

Yael is portrayed in the French silent film Jael and Sisera (1911), directed by Henri Andréani.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

Mosaic at the Dormition Church in Jerusalem
Portrait of a Venetian Jewish lady, with the attributes of Jael, around 1500, by Bartolomeo Veneto
  • Anthony Trollope's novel The Last Chronicle of Barset contains a sub-plot in which the painter Conway Dalrymple paints the heiress Clara Van Siever as Jael driving a "nail" through the head of Sisera.
  • In P.G. Wodehouse's novel The Code of the Woosters, the narrator Bertie Wooster mentions Jael in a description of hangover symptoms that he is experiencing: "Indeed, just before Jeeves came in, I had been dreaming that some bounder was driving spikes through my head—not just ordinary spikes, as used by Jael the wife of Heber, but red-hot ones."
    • Bertie also mentions "Jael, wife of Heber" in Right Ho, Jeeves.
    • Wodehouse also mentions "Jael the wife of Heber" in Galahad at Blandings. When Tipton Plimsoll shakes his head, the narrator remarks, "There are times when shaking the head creates the illusion one has met Jael the wife of Heber, incurred her displeasure and started her going into her celebrated routine."
    • Wodehouse also mentions "Jael, the wife of Heber" in Cocktail Time, when Frederick Twistleton describes the face of a member of the Drones Club with "...a look of ecstasy and exaltation such as Jael, the wife of Heber, must have worn when about to hammer the Brazil nut into the head of Sisera...".
  • Booker Prize winner A.S. Byatt's 1998 collection of short fiction, Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice, contains a short story entitled "Jael", which is intricately related to the biblical story of Jael.
  • In a half-hour radio drama, Butter in a Lordly Dish (1948), Agatha Christie has her protagonist drug a lawyer's coffee; after revealing her true identity, she hammers a nail into his head.
  • The central image of Aritha van Herk's novel The Tent Peg refers to the story of Jael and Sisera.
  • In the television show Weeds, there is a character named Yael who is the Admissions Director at a rabbinic school. She mentions that her name came from the story in the book of Judges.
  • A chapter in Martin Sugarman's book Fighting Back: British Jewry's Military Contribution in the Second World War (Valentine Mitchell, 2010) is headed "Daughters of Yael: Two Jewish Heroines of the SOE". The author uses the name to illustrate the courage of ATS Denise Bloch and WAAF Muriel Byck of the Special Operation Executive, who were killed in action operating behind German lines in France.
  • A section of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's book Good Wives is entitled "Jael".
  • The Christian metalcore band Oh, Sleeper has a song entitled "Hush Yael" on their album Children of Fire.

As a name[edit]

"Yael" (יעל) is at present one of the most common female first names in contemporary Israel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halpern, Baruch (1983). The First Historians. New York, NY: Harper and Row. 
  2. ^ Coogan, Michael D. (2009). A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in its Context. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-19-533272-8. 
  3. ^ Charlesworth, James (1985). Pseudo-Philo, Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum 31.7, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Vol. 2:. Anchor Bible. p. 1056. ISBN 0-385-18813-7. 
  4. ^ Wolfthal, Diane (October 2000). Images of Rape: The Heroic Tradition and its Alternatives. Cambridge University Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-521-79442-0. 
  5. ^ Bohn, Babette (2005). The Artemisia Files "Death, Dispassion and the Female Hero:Gentileschi's Jael and Sisera". Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-03582-4. 
  6. ^ H Diane Russell (ed), Eva/Ave; Women in Renaissance and Baroque Prints, pp. 36-39, 147-148, 154-155, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990, ISBN 1-55861-039-1
  7. ^ One illustrated below; see also this example from Amsterdam in 1640
  8. ^ Jaël et Sisera at IMDb.com, December 15, 2010.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons. 

External links[edit]

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