The Bible’s Female Visionaries

By Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., Rev. Kenneth Brighenti

Part of Women in the Bible For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Some of the women in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament, were great visionaries. These women played an important and vital part — not only in salvation history itself but also in the journey of faith.

  • Miriam: The first prophetess and the sister of Moses and Aaron. See Exodus 15:20.

  • Deborah: She prophesied the Canaanite defeat by Barak (Hebrew General of the Army who, with the help of Deborah, conquered the troops of Sisera, the Canaanite Commander). See Judges 4:4–9.

  • Huldah: Her prophecy brought about a religious revival under King Josiah. See 2 Chronicles 34:22–28.

  • Anna: The only prophetess in the New Testament. She lived to see the infant Jesus. See Luke 2:36–38.