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Huldah

Meaning: weasel

This was the name of a prophetess—the wife of Shallum. She was consulted regarding the “book of the law” discovered by the high priest Hilkiah (2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chr. 34:22-28). She resided in that part of Jerusalem called the Mishneh (Authorized Version, “the college;” Revised Version., “the second quarter”), supposed by some to be the suburb between the inner and the outer wall, the second or lower city, Akra.

Author: Matthew G. Easton.

Miriam (Ex. 15:20), Deborah (Judg. 4:4) and Anna (Luke 2:36) are the only others who bear the title of “prophetess,” for the word in Isa. 8:3 means only the prophet’s wife.