A Man of God and Huldah: Prophets in the Tale of Josiah
Lowell K. Handy [+]
Loyola University Chicago (retired)
Consideration is given to the presentation of the two prophets who get narrative content in the Josiah story. The man of god who predicts Josiah and then whose corpse is honored by Josiah indicates the importance of Josiah in the full narrative of Kings. Huldah appears as the voice of Yahweh to tie the coming death of Judah after the death of Josiah into the cultic concerns of the books of Kings and Chronicles. Neco gets a note for appearing as a prophet in Chronicles and First Esdras.