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Huldah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Wife of Shallum, a palace employee, and prophetess to whom King Josiah sends the scroll that is discovered during renovations of the Jerusalem temple (2 Kgs 22:8–20; 2 Chr 34:8–28). Huldah prophesies that God will send His wrath against Judah because of its idolatry, but that Josiah will die in peace prior to this disaster. In response, Josiah pursues major religious reforms and works to eliminate idol-worship in Judah.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Huldah the Prophetess
Huldah the Prophetess Wife of Shallum, a palace employee, and prophetess to whom King Josiah sends the scroll that is discovered during renovations of the Jerusalem temple (2 Kgs 22:8–20; 2 Chr 34:8–28). Huldah prophesies that God will send His wrath against Judah because of its idolatry, but that Josiah
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Huldah (Person)
HULDAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥuldâ (חֻלְדָּה)]. A prophetess during the reign of Josiah, king of Judah (2 Kgs 22:14; 2 Chr 34:22). Nothing is known of her but that she is the wife of Shallum, “keeper of the wardrobe.” It is not known whether he was in charge of the king’s wardrobe or the vestments of the priests
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Huldah
Huldah. Prophetess living in Jerusalem; a contemporary of the prophets Jeremiah and Zephaniah. Huldah is introduced as the wife of Shallum, the wardrobe keeper in King Josiah’s court (2 Kgs 22:14; 2 Chr 34:22). Josiah sent his officers to ask Huldah’s counsel concerning the book of the Mosiac law which
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Huldah
Huldah hulʹdə [Heb. ḥuldâ—‘weasel’; Gk. Holda]. A prophetess who lived in Jerusalem during the reign of Josiah. She was the wife of Shallum, keeper of the wardrobe, and resided in the “Mishneh” or second part or quarter of Jerusalem (location unknown; see Jerusalem III.D.5.d). The standing and reputation
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Huldah
HULDAH Prophetess living in Jerusalem; a contemporary of the prophets Jeremiah and Zephaniah. Huldah is introduced as the wife of Shallum, the wardrobe keeper in King Josiah’s court (2 Kgs 22:14; 2 Chr 34:22). Josiah sent his officers to ask Huldah’s counsel concerning the book of the Mosaic law that
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Huldah
Huldah (huhl´duh), a woman from Jerusalem who was a prophet. She was the wife of Shallum, keeper of the (king’s) wardrobes during the reign of Josiah (640–609 bce). Consulted by Josiah’s officials after discovery of a “scroll of Moses” in the temple, Huldah prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem, adding
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Huldah
HULDAH. The wife of Shallum, wardrobe keeper in Josiah’s court, who lived in the second quarter of Jerusalem as a recognized prophetess. When Josiah felt convicted by the book of the law which had been found during the temple repair, he directed officials to inquire of God for its meaning. Although Jeremiah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Huldah
HULDAH. This prophetess, wife of Shallum, keeper of the wardrobe (either of priestly vestments or royal robes), lived in the second (western?) quarter of Jerusalem. She was consulted (c. 621 bc), on behalf of King Josiah, by Hilkiah the chief priest, Shaphan the scribe and others, following the discovery
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Huldah
Huldah (Heb. ḥuldâ)A prophetess from Josiah’s time who predicted the destruction of Jerusalem (2 Kgs. 22:14–20 = 2 Chr. 34:22–28). She is identified as the wife of Shallum, the “keeper of the wardrobe” (2 Kgs. 22:14), which may refer to either the king’s wardrobe or the priest’s vestments.When the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Huldah
Huldah [hŭlˊdə] (Heb. ḥuldâ “weasel”). A prophetess living in Jerusalem during the time of King Josiah. She was the wife of Shallum, the keeper of the wardrobe (perhaps that of the king or the temple). After the Book of the Law had been found in the temple and read to Josiah, the king sent a delegation
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Huldah
HULDAH The wife of Shallum and a prophetess of Jerusalem during the reign of King Josiah (2 Kgs 22:14–20; 2 Chr 34:22–28). Little is known about her. Her husband was “keeper of the wardrobe” for the king, and she was consulted by Josiah after the book of the Law was discovered in the Temple. Her response
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Huldah
Hul´dah (weasel), a prophetess, whose husband, Shallum, was keeper of the wardrobe in the time of King Josiah. It was to her that Josiah had recourse, when Hilkiah found a book of the law, to procure an authoritative opinion on it. 2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chron. 34:22. (b.c. 623.)
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Shallum Husband
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