Judges 5:5

Hebrew Bible

3 Hear, O kings! Pay attention, O rulers! I will sing to the Lord! I will sing to the Lord God of Israel! 4 “O Lord, when you departed from Seir, when you marched from Edom’s plains, the earth shook, the heavens poured down, the clouds poured down rain. 5 The mountains trembled before the Lord, the God of Sinai; before the Lord God of Israel. 6 “In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael caravans disappeared; travelers had to go on winding side roads. 7 Warriors were scarce; they were scarce in Israel, until you arose, Deborah, until you arose as a motherly protector in Israel.

Psalm 68:8

Hebrew Bible

6 God settles in their own homes those who have been deserted; he frees prisoners and grants them prosperity. But sinful rebels live in the desert. 7 O God, when you lead your people into battle, when you march through the wastelands, (Selah) 8 the earth shakes. Yes, the heavens pour down rain before God, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. 9 O God, you cause abundant showers to fall on your chosen people. When they are tired, you sustain them, 10 for you live among them. You sustain the oppressed with your good blessings, O God.

 Notes and References

"... there is evidence in some early traditions that the march of the Divine Warrior from the South or the Wars of Yahweh tended to dominate the cultic reenactment of the magnolia Dei. The Yahwistic account of the covenant in Exodus 34:10-27, despite its expansion and reworking, preserves elements which place the covenant making, not in the context of the events of the Exodus, but by anticipation juxtaposed to the "terrible events" of Conquest and the gift of the land. As in the Yahwistic tradition of Genesis 15, covenant is understood more in terms of divine oath or promise of blessing, a reformulation of the covenant form in the interest of the monarchy, into the eternal decree or oaths to the house of David. More eloquent testimony is to be found in the archaic hymns to be discussed in the next section. Thus Exodus 15:1-18 treats both Exodus and Conquest; Deuteronomy 33:1-3, 26-29; Judges 5:4-5 (= Psalm 68:8-9); and Habakkuk 3:3-7, all describe the Divine Warrior marching in conquest from the Southland. In these poems one finds the language of the theophany of the Divine Warrior utilizing mythical elements from the theophany of the storm god as warrior ..."

Cross, Frank Moore Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic: Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel (pp. 85-86) Harvard University Press, 1997

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