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Why is wickedness portrayed as a woman in Zechariah 5:7-8?



      

Zechariah 5:7 - 8

ESV - 7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8 And he said, "This is Wickedness." And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
One of the prophet Zechariah's visions is of a measuring basket with a lead cover. In Zechariah 5:7-8 he writes, "Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman! [The angel]...

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