Web Price: $19.20
ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-195-9
Publication Date: 11/05/2012
Street Date: 11/05/2012
Division: Pickwick Publications
Category: Biblical studies
The Prophet Who Wrote Hebrew Scripture
By Preston Kavanagh
This book reveals—for the first time ever—the extraordinary impact of Huldah the prophet on our Bible.
She was both a leader of exilic Jews and a principal author of Hebrew Scripture. She penned the Shema: the ardent, prayerful praise that millions of worshipers repeat twice daily. Moreover, Jesus quoted as his own last words the ones that Huldah had written centuries before—"Into your hand I commit my spirit." Huldah was an extraordinary writer—arguably she ranks among the best in Hebrew Scripture. As such, she added to God's Word a feminine aspect that has inspired numberless believers—men and women alike.
This book's new techniques reveal that though subjected to extreme verbal abuse, Huldah surmounted her era's high barriers to women. As elder, queen mother, and war leader during the sixth century BCE, she helped shape Israel's history. And what, then, can this book mean to scholars—both women and men? Feminists need a rallying point and a heroine, and Huldah makes a superb one. In years ahead, experts might well place Huldah alongside the very greatest women of antiquity; indeed, they may even conclude that she is among the most influential people in human history.