Encyclopedia > Book of Haggai

  Article Content

Book of Haggai

The book of Haggai is a book in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanach, written by the prophet Haggai.

It consists of two brief, comprehensive chapters. The object of the prophet was generally to urge the people to proceed with the rebuilding of the second Jerusalem temple in 520 BC after the return of the deportees. Haggai attributes a recent drought to the peoples' refusal to rebuild the temple, which he sees as key to Jerusalemís glory. The book ends with the prediction of the downfall of kingdoms, with one Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, as the Lordís chosen leader. The language here is not as finely wrought as in some other books of the minor prophets, and the intent seems straightforward.

Chapter first comprehends the first address (2-11) and its effects (12-15). Chapter second contains,

(1.) The second prophecy (1-9), which was delivered a month after the first.

(2.) The third prophecy (10-19), delivered two months and three days after the second; and

(3.) The fourth prophecy (20-23), delivered on the same day as the third.

These discourses are referred to in Ezra 5:1; 6:14; Heb. 12:26. (Comp. Hag. 2:7, 8, 22.)


Initial text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897 -- Please update as needed



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Christiania

...     Contents Christiania Christiania can refer to: Christiania - the name of Oslo, from 1624 to 1925. The Free State of Christiania - ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 39 ms