Prophetess in the Bible

Definition of Prophetess

A woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.

A woman who foretells future events.

A  woman who is a spokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.

The wife or female companion of a prophet.

Thus, a woman who had an abundance of the special gift of testimony may have been referred to as a prophetess. Numbers 11:29 KJV

 Many of the Scriptures mentioned prophesies were delivered by men in the days of the old testament, and though many women, including Rebekah, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Mary all prophesied, there were only a few who were actually designated as “prophetess” in the Bible.  From the beginning, women have been at the very heart of God’s plan.  See list* below!

1. MIRIAM

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Exodus 15:20 KJV

2. DEBORAH

 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. Judges 4:4KJV

The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. Judges 5:7KJV

3. HULDAH

So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.

 And she said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,

 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:

 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.

But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the Lord, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;

Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord.

 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

 2nd Kings 2214-20 KJV

4. ISAIAH’S WIFE

And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. Isaiah 8:3KJV

5. ANNA

And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fasting’s and prayers night and day.

And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

 Luke 2: 36-38 KJV

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU ALL.

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