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Book of Habakkuk
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk, Book of
Habakkuk, Book of (חֲבַקּוּק‎, chavaqquq). Written by Habakkuk (חֲבַקּוּק‎, chavaqquq), a late seventh-century bc Judaean prophet. Addresses the dilemma of God’s justice and the reality of evil in the world.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk, Book of
HABAKKUK, BOOK OF. The eighth book of the Minor Prophets. Medieval and early modern exegetes derived the name from the Hebrew root ḥbq, “to embrace.” Most modern scholars follow Noth (IPN, 231), who derives it from Akk ḫabbaqūqū/ḫambaqūqū, which refers to a type of garden plant (AHW 1: 304).A.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Habakkuk, Book of
Habakkuk, Book of. Eighth book of the Minor Prophets in the OT.The Habakkuk Commentary from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Habakkuk hə-bakʹək [Heb. abaqqûq—‘embrace’ or ‘embracer,’ or according to Jerome ‘wrestler’; LXX Ambakoum (Th Ambakouk) presupposes Heb. ḥabbāqûq. A similar word, ḫambaqūqu, occurs in Assyr. as the name of a garden plant]. A prophet of Judah in the late 7th cent., and the book bearing his name.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk, Book of
HABAKKUK, BOOK OF Eighth book of the Minor Prophets in the OT.PreviewAuthorDateBackgroundPurpose and Theological TeachingContentAuthor Little is known about the prophet Habakkuk apart from information that may be gained from the book of Habakkuk itself. In 1:1 and 3:1 he is called a prophet,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Habakkuk, Book Of
Habakkuk (huh-bak´uhk), book of, the eighth part of the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). In the Christian ot, it is the eighth of the Minor Prophets. The book of Habakkuk has two primary units: chaps. 1–2 are “the oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw” (1:1),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Habakkuk, Book of (Writing)
HABAKKUK, BOOK OF. The uniqueness of this book is apparent in two distinctive features. First of all, Habakkuk records his dialogue with God in which he raises theological problems and listens to the answers. In addition, chap. 3 is a psalm with musical terms noted in the first and last verses.In outline
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Habakkuk, Book Of
Habakkuk, Book ofThe eighth of the Minor Prophets. In spite of its small size (three chapters) it has been the object of considerable scholarly debate, partly because of difficulties inherent in its historical-critical interpretation and also because it contains passages that have been productive in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk, Book Of
HABAKKUK, BOOK OF The eighth book of the minor prophets. The dramatic focus of the book turns around the Babylonian conquest of Judah, soon to take place, and the prophet’s struggle to understand this imminent tragedy as a form of divine punishment. A note of confidence also sounds as the Lord declares
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Habakkuk, Book of
Habakkuk, Book of. The eighth of the *Minor Prophets. It opens with Habakkuk’s complaint at the reign of oppression and lawlessness and God’s answer that punishment is imminent in the invasion by the Chaldeans. The Prophet, terrified lest God should abandon His people, is instructed that the Chaldeans,
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