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Book of Haggai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Haggai, Book of
Haggai, Book of (חַגַּי‎, chaggay). An account of messages from God through the prophet Haggai in 520 bc. The messages pertain to rebuilding the Jerusalem temple and the people’s future.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Haggai, Book of
HAGGAI, BOOK OF. The tenth book in the Masoretic ordering of the Book of the Twelve (or Minor Prophets). It contains oracles alluding to the harsh socio-economic conditions that dominated the tiny province of Yehud (Judah) during the reign of Darius I. Two factors had influenced Judean identity at this
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Haggai, Book of
Haggai, Book of. Tenth in the 12 short prophetic books at the end of the OT.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Haggai
Haggai hagʹē-ī, hagʹī [Heb. ḥaggay; LXX haggaios]; AV also AGGEUS (1 Esd. 6:1; 7:3; 2 Esd. 1:40). A prophet of the 6th cent. b.c. And the tenth book of the Minor Prophets. Haggai was written before the other two postexilic prophets Zechariah and Malachi. I. Name II. Personal Ministry III. Historical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Haggai, Book of
HAGGAI, BOOK OF Tenth of the 12 short prophetic books at the end of the OT.PreviewAuthor and DatePurposeTeachingContentAuthor and Date Haggai was among the Jewish colonists at Jerusalem in the year 520 bc when his prophetic words were recorded (Ezr 5:1–2; 6:14). The four messages the Lord
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Haggai, Book Of
Haggai (hag´i), book of, the tenth 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 tenth book of the Minor Prophets.Contents: In 520 bce, Haggai began delivering a series of four oracles, directed primarily to Zerubbabel
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Haggai, Book of (Writing)
HAGGAI, BOOK OF. With enthusiasm the exiles, who returned after the decree of Cyrus in 538 b.c., began to rebuild the temple (536 b.c.). See Haggai; Zechariah. The opposition by the Samaritans was effective to the point of stopping the building efforts during the reigns of Cyrus and Cambyses until the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Haggai, Book of (Writing)
HAGGAI, BOOK OF. This little book, as we know from the dates it contains, records messages given between August and December 520 bc. Some 18 years had elapsed since the return from Babylon permitted by Cyrus, but work on restoring the Temple had long since ceased (Ezr. 4:24). Haggai’s main task was to
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Haggai, Book Of
Haggai, Book ofThe tenth book of the so-called Book of the Twelve, the Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Haggai, which means “festival” or “of a festival,” is the name of the prophet whose oracles comprise the book and may indicate that he was born on a feast day. No biographical information is provided,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Haggai, Book Of
HAGGAI, BOOK OF One of the twelve minor prophets. It presents a message delivered between August and December 520 b.c. that encouraged the returning exiles to reestablish their community and to complete the second Temple (dedicated in 515 b.c.), for which the prophet envisioned greater glory, in a Messianic
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Haggai, Book of
Haggai, Book of. The tenth of the *Minor Prophets. The Book, dated in the second year of Darius, i.e. 520–519 bc, consists of four separate discourses concerned to promote the rebuilding of the *Temple. It is addressed esp. to the two leaders of the people, Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, and Joshua,
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