The prophetess Deborah dwelt under a palm-tree near Bethel (Judg.
MOTHER SHIPTON, a witch and prophetess who is supposed to have lived in early Tudor times.
See Richard Head, Life and Death of Mother Shipton (London, 1684); Life, Death and the whole of the Wonderful Prophecies of Mother Shipton, the Northern Prophetess (Leeds, 1869); W.
In 1849 came the first of several examples that have appeared in Palestine from time to time of that curious product of American religious life - a community of dupes or visionaries led by a prophet or prophetess with claims to divine guidance.
And three are called prophetess because on one occasion they spoke a word on behalf of God.