Anna: Grace, an aged widow, the daughter of Phanuel. She was a "prophetess,"
like Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah
(2 Chronicles 34:22) After seven years of
married life her husband died, and during her long widowhood she
daily attended the temple services. When she was eighty-four years
old, she entered the temple at the moment when the aged Simeon
uttered his memorable words of praise and thanks to God that he had
fulfilled his ancient promise in sending his Son into the world