Here are my clues:
- My name occurs four times in Holy Scripture, all in the Old Testament.
- Three of those four times the passage speaks of me; the other time, it is another woman that is spoken of with the same name as I. This other woman feared God although she was not a Hebrew. God blessed her for disobeying a cruel law of a pagan ruler. This other woman with the same name as I saved many lives and the true God blessed His people because of her and others like her. God rewarded these good women by building them houses.
- I am not a Jew, but I am a Semite from Arabia. More than that, I am of Abraham, descended from Cetura, whom he married after his first wife Sarah died.
With the following clues, I must be very careful lest I too easily identify myself.
- My father was a priest, but not of the Aaronic priesthood.
- He gave me as wife, however, to a Hebrew who for a while lived as a refugee with our family.
- My father was a convert to the true religion of the Hebrews. He was a kinsman of my husband through my husband’s father and my father’s family. I cannot tell you the name of my husband’s father or you will figure me out.
- My husband had a mission from God and, while on this mission, I did not often see him, but my father and I did visit him from time to time. My father respected my husband very much and gave him very good advice.
- Once I had to intercede with God to spare my husband’s life for a certain sin of religious negligence. It was partly my fault because I ought to have encouraged my husband to keep the ritual covenant of Abraham our father. Having been stricken with a mortal disease my husband was at death’s door so I took matters into my own hand and God was appeased and my spouse was healed.
- I was mentioned one final time in the Bible along with my father when we returned from Arabia to visit my husband during his years in the mission. I brought my sons with me to see their father.
- After my death (which is not mentioned in the Bible) my husband remarried. But his siblings were opposed to the marriage. His new wife was not a Semite. Perhaps this is why my husband’s siblings remonstrated with him. In any event God was not displeased with the marriage. His displeasure, however, was visibly manifested with my husband’s sister.