Miriam according to Micah
Miriam was their equal. Miriam is the first woman in Hebrew scripture described as a prophetess. According to
Claude Mariottini, “Micah’s statement reflects an ancient tradition that affirms that Miriam had a very significant leadership role in early Israelite history, a role that in later writing was downgraded partly in order to promote Moses as the prominent leader of Israel.”
Perhaps, Luke’s favorable view of women was influenced by Micah and Miriam.