Anna the prophetess, Luke 2:36-38

Anna had some words about Jesus life.
Anna a very devoted old lady who lives in the Temple, and spends her days in fasting and prayer.

Anna like a lot of Jews were waiting for the arrival of the Messiah.

She said this baby was the Messiah that every one was waiting for.

In Hebrew Anna or Hannah means favor or grace.
Anna is one of the Greek and Latin variants of the Hebrew name Hannah or Channah.

Background Reading:

Anna the prophetess

36 Now Anna, a prophetess, was also there. She was a descendant of Phanuel from the tribe of Asher. She was very old, having lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage, 37 and then as a widow for 84 years. She never left the Temple, but continued to worship there night and day with times of fasting and prayer. 38 Just then she came forward and began to thank God and to speak about Jesus to everyone who was waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
Luke 2:36-38


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