Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sisera (Heb. ) is mentioned in the Judge in the Hebrew Bible. In the times of the Israelite Judges, Sisera was the captain of the army of Jabin, king of Canaan. According to Judges 4:3, Sisera had nine hundred iron chariots and oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. The leadership of the Israelite tribes at the time fell to the prophetess Deborah. She persuaded Barak to face Sisera in battle. This he did and Sisera was routed and destroyed by an Israelite force of ten thousand under Barak on the plain of Esdraelon. (Judges 4:10-13) His name is usually regarded as Philistine, Hittite or Hurrian. Some speculated that its origins were Egyptian (Ses-Ra, "servant of Ra"). After all was lost, he fled to the settlement of Heber the Kenite in the plain of Zaanaim. Jael, Heber''s wife, received him into her tent with apparent hospitality and "gave him milk" "in a lordly dish."