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prophetess

A female prophet.

There is a prophetic message in the Word spoken by certain women Miriam, the sister of Moses who led the women with her chorus in response to the great song of her brother (Ex 15:20). Deborah joined with Barak in song and exulted in their great victory (Judg 5:2-31). Hannah's prayer was remarkable, foretelling how David's dynasty would be founded (1 Sam 2:1-10).

Luke reported the prophetic activity of the elderly Anna in the Temple (2:36-38), as well as that of Elizabeth and Mary (1:41-45,46-55). (1 Cor 11:5) assumes the female role in prophesying, seen again in Philip's four virgin daughters (Acts 21:9).