Consultation with the prophet Huldah (2 Chr 34:22-34:22)

“So Hilkiah and those whom the king had sent went to the prophet Huldah. She was the wife of Shallum son of Tokhath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter. They spoke to her to that effect.”

This section is based on 2 Kings, chapter 22. This group of 5 people, led by Hilkiah went to consult with the prophet Huldah. We do not know much about her since she only appears here and in 2 Kings. She, like Deborah in Judges, chapter 4, was among the few holy leader women who were not married to a king. They seem to have this power on their own. Huldah is the only mentioned female prophet in the biblical literature. She lived in Jerusalem with her husband Shallum who was a keeper of the wardrobe for the king. The names of the father and grandfather of Shallum are slightly different here. Instead of Tikvah and Harhas, they have become Tokhath and Hasrah, not that big of a difference. They did not have to go far to meet her.


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