Huldah

Huldah (Huhl´duh)

A Jerusalemite prophetess. She was the wife of Shallum, keeper of the (king’s) wardrobes during the reign of Josiah (639–609 BCE). Consulted by Josiah’s officials after discovery of a “scroll of Moses” in the Temple, Huldah prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem, adding that Josiah would die before the catastrophe. Huldah’s prophecy helped spur vast religious reforms (2Kgs 22; 2Chr 34).

2Kgs 22

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2Chr 34

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