New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:20 the stars. This is not an astrological ascription, for the Bible unequivocally condemns the practice of astrology. This is a poetic reference (in this song of Deborah and Barak) to the intervention of angels in this great battle. Angels are frequently called “stars” in the Bible, because their home is in the starry heavens (Job 38:7; Isaiah 14:12-14; Revelation 1:20; 12:3-9).