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Enduring Stories from the Lives of Prophets

Tuesday, April 11

Meet the Prophetesses

Detail from 'Ruth Declares her Loyalty to Naomi,' by Pieter Lastman c. 1614The Imahot -- the Jewish matriarchs -- and other prominent holy women make up the Prophetesses of the Hebrew Bible.

Wives and mothers, most of them, the joy and sorrow of their lives call out to modern readers. We'll meet each of them individually in future postings.

The twelve Prophetesses of the Old Testament are:


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