Here is a possible summation of the prophetesses in the Old Testament ....
Who are the seven prophetesses? Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Channah, Abigail, Chuldah, and Esther (Megillah 14a).
Miriam lived eighty-six years till the redemption from Egypt (Meor Ayin). Why was she called Miriam? For the bitterness in
Egypt (Seder Olam Rabbah 3). She was called Miriam, for at the time of her birth the Egyptians began to embitter the lives of the
Children Of Israel (Yalkut Shimoni, Shemot 165).
The Hebrew midwives (Exodus 1:15) were Yocheved and [her daughter] Miriam. Miriam, who was only five years old then,
went with Yocheved to assist her. She was quick to honor her mother and to serve God (Eitz Yosef), for when a child is little, its
traits are already evident. The name of the second (i.e., Miriam) was Puah (ibid.) for she gave the newborns wine and restored the
babies to life when they appeared to be dead, she lit up Israel before God by teaching the women, she presented her face before
Pharaoh, stuck up her nose at him, and said, "Woe is to the man (i.e., Pharaoh) when God punishes him!" Pharaoh was filled
with wrath and would have killed her, but Yocheved appeased him, saying, "Will you pay attention to her? She is only a child,
she has no understanding" (Shemot Rabbah 1:13).
Betzalel's wisdom was in Miriam's merit. It is written, God made them houses (Exodus 1:21), the priesthood and the monarchy.
Miriam received wisdom. She produced Bezalel, and from her issued David (Shemot Rabbah 48:4).
Before Moshe was born she was a prophetess. After Moshe was born, prophecy was taken away from her and given to Moshe
(Midrash Aggadah, Shemot 15:20).
She prophesied and said, "My mother is destined to bear a son who will redeem Israel" (Megillah 14a).
Miriam taught the women (Targum Michah 6:4).
Israel had a well in the desert in Miriam's merit (Ta'anit 9a).
Whenever the camps of Israel journeyed, they would not move until Miriam went before them thus they all stopped when
Miriam was smitten with leprosy (Yalkut Shimoni, Ki Teitze 937).
O.K. there is a lot of confirming principles involved above, but do note, the FACT that children show their traits early in life.
(SEE Upcoming POST) But on the prophetic side notice Miriam prophesied..... She prophesied and said, "My mother is
destined to bear a son who will redeem Israel" (Megillah 14a).
Moses was her brother, and the Lord used him to redeem Israel, he literally was called a type of Messiah, because messiah
means a DELIVERER. JESUS being the ultimate DELIVERER, but for his time, Moses was the annointed leader. Him and His
brother Aaron were the first two pillars of the Temple. they were the foreshadowing of Jachin and Boaz Pillars, they were the
foreshadowing of the two olive trees, the two candles, the TWO witnesses of the END TIME. SEE 2 Witnesses of Revelation
Moses even prophesied that another would come after Him and be like unto him. Jesus was not that prophet, because Jesus
was the SAVIOUR, the Son of God, and not a mere prophet like Moses. SEE Jesus was not that prophet
But Moses was prophesying and saying that in our Time, when the Children of True again GATHER, then there shall be two
human leaders that will rule and lead them through the wilderness. SEE 2nd Exodus
But at a young age of only six, Miriam spoke the Lord's WORD.
Amram acted on his daughter's advice. When Pharaoh decreed, "Every son who is born you shall cast into the Nile" (Exodus
1:22), he rose and divorced his wife and all of Israel followed his example. "Father", said his daughter, "your decree is harsher
than Pharaoh's. Pharaohs decree is directed only against the males, whereas yours by preventing the birth of new children is
directed against the males and the females" (Sotah 12a).
Miriam was six years old at the time. Yet when her father heard her words, he brought her before the Sanhedrin. They said to
him, "Amram, it is you who forbids marriage, and it is you who must permit it." "What do you advise?" asked Amram. "Shall we
remarry quietly?" They replied, "Then who will make it known to all Israel?" (Pesikta Rabbati 43:27).
Study the life of Miriam the prophetess, then study Sarah, Deborah, Channah, Abigail, Chuldah, and Esther as well.
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Miriam, the Prophetess