Name Meaning—One to whom the Lord revealed Himself
Here we have a female character who contradicted the name she bore. She was a false prophetess, and stands over against Hulda who was a divinely inspired, true prophetess. Noadiah was an exceptional woman but most dangerous in her influence. She substituted the pseudo-ecstasy of her own feelings for the Spirit’s direction through the Word of God. Noadiah is conspicuous as a companion, and possibly inspirer, of Sanballat and Tobiah in their opposition to Nehemiah whom they tried to terrorize. But the reformer never tried to debate and argue with the satanically-inspired woman and her evil-minded friends. He simply prayed, “My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat ... and on the prophetess Noadiah ... who would put me in fear.” Prayer was answered. Noadiah’s wiles were thwarted and Nehemiah finished the work of restoration.
Noadiah is also the name of a Levite in the time of Ezra (Ezra 8:33).
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