"Weasel." A prophetess; the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She was consulted regarding the "book of the law" discovered by the high priest Hilkiah.1 She resided in Jerusalem, in the Second District. Miriam2 and Deborah3 are the only others who bear the title of "prophetess," for the word in Isa. 8:3 means only the prophet's wife.



  1. 2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chr. 34:22-28.
  2. Ex. 15:20.
  3. Judg. 4:4.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.