Female Prophets in the New Testament

In the New Testament era, God called two women to be his authentic prophets to the world. The early Christians people accepted them. But sadly we don’t.



There may have been any number of female prophets during the New Testament era.

The Bible mentions two by name:



Luke 2:36. There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,



Acts 21:9. Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.



The Bible and the Jewish tradition and the early Christians accept female prophets. How anti-biblical that most of us Christians and our modern-day denominations do not.

For more, see our companion article on Female Prophets in the Old Testament.


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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