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What person was introduced in the song but was not mentioned in the battle scene?

Sisera’s mother. In a song of celebration and praise, the stanzas about Sisera’s mother added a shade of pity, not just for Sisera’s mother, but for mothers everywhere who wait for their beloved sons to come home from war. Sisera’s mother was described as peering out of a latticed window waiting for her son to come back from battle. “ ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why is the clatter of his chariots delayed?’ The wisest of her ladies answer her; indeed, she keeps saying to herself, ‘Are they not finding and diving the spoils: a girl or two for each man, colorful garments as plunder for Sisera, colorful garments embroidered, highly embroidered garments for my neck—all this as plunder?’” (NIV, Judges 5:28–30)


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