Metaphysical meaning of Sisera (mbd)
Sisera, sis-e-rå (Heb.)--fermenting; boiling; battle array; springing to onset; ready for war; enraged; a pot boiling over.
a Captain of the host of Jabin, king of Canaan. "And the children of Israel cried unto Jehovah: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel." He was defeated by Barak, and was slain by Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite (Judg. 4:2-22). b There was another Sisera, whose "children" were among the Nethinim who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:53).
Meta. The great aggressiveness, passion, inner unrest, and lack of poise and dominion that exist in the life forces of man while he is under the dominion of carnal thought (fermenting, boiling, battle array, ready for war, springing to onset, enraged). Sisera is really the executive power of that which Jabin signifies. It is significant that Sisera was killed by having a tent pin driven through his "temples."
Jabin (intelligent, discerning, understanding) represents a degree of discernment and intelligence that is inherent in the elemental life forces of the organism (Canaanites). In Jabin this intelligence is not subject to spiritual thought; it is centered in and actuated by the carnal mind. It takes Barak (the fiery executiveness of an active will), in cooperation with Deborah (a fine spiritual sense of discrimination), with ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun (strength and order), to defeat Sisera, captain of the hosts of Jabin, king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. Hazor symbolizes a fortified state of thought in the subconsciousness of man, of which Jabin is the dominating ego.