Consultation with the prophetess Huldah (2 Kings 22:14-22:14)

“So the priest Hilkiah, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to the prophetess Huldah, the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, the keeper of the wardrobe. She resided in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter. They consulted with her.”

This group of 5 people, Hilkiah, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to consult with the prophetess Huldah. We do not know much about her since she only appears here. She, like Deborah in Judges, chapter 4, was among the few holy leader women who are not married to a king. They seem to have this power on their own. Huldah is the only mentioned female prophet. She lived in Jerusalem with her husband who was a keeper of the wardrobe for the king so that they did not have to go far to meet her.

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