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A nomadic Kenite who had moved to Kedesh and pitched a tent for himself and his wife Jael (Judges 4:11). Nearby a battle raged between the Canaanites, led by Sisera, and the Israelites. Inspired by Yahweh, Deborah had planned this battle to entrap the Canaanites. When the plan succeeded, Sisera fled and sought refuge in Heber's tent (Judges 4:16). Under pretense of concealing him Jael killed him while he was asleep (Judges 4:17-22).