Friday, July 15, 2011

Have You Ever Heard of Huldah?

Deborah is hard to cover up. Two entire chapters in Judges are dedicated to her. One of those chapters is written, at least in part, by her. The other part was written by Barak, who looks to me to be honored anyway by having his words recorded in the Bible. Anyway, she's hard to ignore so instead men have tried to explain her away.

Well, Huldah was a prophet back during the time of Jeremiah. I suppose we shouldn't get too upset that we haven't heard much of her. Jeremiah wrote two whole books found in the Old Testament. Huldah is only mentioned in nine verses. II Kings 22:13-20 and II Chronicles 32:22-28.

And I might not think much of it, except that, have you ever heard of Jabez? He's mentioned in two verses I Chronicles 4:9 & 10. Yet there is book and an entire movement based on his prayer in verse 10.

Anyway, when a book of the law was found, hidden in the temple, the king had no problem calling Huldah rather than Jeremiah or any other male prophet of that day. And her prophecy was true.

So, according to the Old Testament, women can be leaders and can prophesy to men, including kings. So what's going on today that some men cannot accept women in leadership or the fact that a woman can hear from the Lord just as well as any man?

It is in the best interest of all people to become more familiar with the entire Bible, to read it for themselves, rather than to let certain teachers decide for us all which are the important verses and which verses should be ignored.

Links concerning Huldah and the Jabez movement:


Incongruous Circumspection said...


The Jabez movement chaps my rear. I can't stand it in the least. Masterful prooftexting.

Mara Reid said...

Proof texting. Cafeteria religion. "I'll take a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but absolutely none of the stuff over here..."

Incongruous Circumspection said...

I'm not familiar with that type of cafeteria choicing. I'm usually, "Give me all of that some of that and a little bit of that that I don't recognize and give me another plate and fill 'er up."

I eat anything.

Mara Reid said...

Well, you get certain folks who say they are filler-upper-ers who reject:
Romans 16:7 Salute Androcnicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

They absolutely turn up their noses to that along with, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," and "love your neighbor as yourself," and "anyone who says that they love God but hate their brother, they are a liar and the truth is not in them."

They are picking and choosing which parts are important to them, which parts best serve their own puposes even though they deceive themselves and say they aren't.

Incongruous Circumspection said...

Astute point.