The Prophetess

 


We have been studying prophets, but there were also prophetesses in the OT and NT.  the word for prophetess is just the feminine form of prophet; nabi vs. nebi'ah. Some were from God and some were not.

Read the context of these texts:Exod. 15:20; Judg. 4:4; 2 Kgs 22:14; 2 Chr. 34:22; Neh. 6:14; Isa. 8:3

1.    Is the woman a true prophet or a false prophet?

2.    If she is a true prophet, then ask and answer these questions:

a.    What was her main task/work that she did?
b.    What major event was she associated with.  Remember in class we discussed the idea of prophet and crisis.
c.    Did she have a male "co-worker" or did she work independant of a male.  Be careful on this one. Was she presented as greater than, equal to, or less than her male counterpart?  By less than it is merely meant that she was secondary in the story like with Moses and Aaron where Moses is more central to the story.
d.    Which of the 4-Ps (Power, Speaks, Predicts, Pray) did she do?
3.    If she was a false prophet, then answer the following:
a.    What did she do that the text calls attention that was evil?
b.    What was her judgment or punishment?  Was there any hope for her.