The son of Abinoam, of Kedesh in the tribe of Naphtali. God summoned him, by means of Deborah the prophetess, to release Israel from the yoke of Jabin king of Canaan. Having first secured the attendance of the prophetess, he gathered 10,000 men, and stationed them on Mount Tabor, perhaps to avoid the enemies’ 900 chariots of iron, Judges 4:3. God fought for Israel in the battle, which ensued, and the song of Deborah and Barak, Judges 5:1-31 chronicles their victory. The name of Barak is enrolled among those illustrious for faith, Hebrews 12:29.