Have you ever even heard of Huldah?

I bet not!

Most timelines for the history of ancient Israel place prophets alongside the kings they advised. Even prophets without their own books, such as the prophet Nathan who counseled King David, are listed. But as much as I look for her, I have yet to see the prophet Huldah listed as well.

It is a strange choice, to leave her out of Judah’s timeline, as she was perhaps the most influential prophet of her day. The fate of her people, her nation, and her king hung on the oracle she would deliver.

In telling her story, we will look first at her background, then at the words God gave her to speak, the impact of those words on the final generation of people who lived until Judah’s exile, and the enduring importance of Huldah’s ministry, to this day.

I Huldah, the Woman Prophet, 2 Kings 22:14

II Huldah’s World, 2 Kings 22:1-13

III Huldah’s Word to the Nation, 2 Kings 22:15-17

IV Huldah’s Word to the King, 2 Kings 22:18-20

V Huldah, an Afterword

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