ḥulda

חוּלְדָּה – ḥulda. Often mistranslated as “rat”, the ulda is likely a marten – a member of the weasel family that is found in Israel.

Ḥulda is also the name of a prophetess who lived in the time of King Josiah. Her name means “weasel”.

Find out more about martens at Wikipedia. Read more about the prophetess in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

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hulda
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