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Book of Malachi
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Malachi, Book of
Malachi, Book of (מַלְאָכִי‎, mal'akhiy). The book associated with the prophet Malachi. The last book of the Minor Prophets and the Protestant Old Testament.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Malachi, Book of
MALACHI, BOOK OF. The last book of the Hebrew and LXX canon (and thirty-ninth in the Protestant and forty-sixth in the Catholic English Bible).A. AuthorB. Historical BackgroundC. Literary ConsiderationsD. Text and LanguageE. DateF. Message and Theological SignificanceG. CanonicityA. AuthorThe
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Malachi
Malachi malʹə-kī [Heb. malʾāḵî—‘my messenger, angel’]. The title associated with the last of the twelve Minor Prophets. I. Author II. The BookA. Outline of the MessageB. Composition of the ProphecyC. Theological Significance
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Malachi, Book of
MALACHI, BOOK OF Last prophetic book of the Jewish canon; last book of the Old Testament.PreviewAuthorBackgroundDatePurpose and TheologyContentAuthor The name Malachi means “my messenger” or “messenger of the Lord.” Since the word appears in 3:1, some scholars think that it is not a proper
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Malachi, Book Of
Malachi (mal´uh-ki), book of, the last section of the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). In the Christian ot, it is both the last of the Minor Prophets and the last book of the ot. In the Tanakh, there are fifty-five verses spanning three chapters, whereas
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Malachi
Malachi (Heb. Malʾāḵî), Book ofThe final book of the Minor Prophets in the OT. It closes in Mal. 4:4–6 (MT 3:22–24) with a look back at Moses and a look forward to the return of the prophet Elijah, which suggests that those verses were composed to conclude the first two sections of the Hebrew Bible,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Malachi, Book of (Writing)
Malachi, Book of. †The last of the Minor Prophets and the final book in the Old Testament.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Malachi, Book Of
MALACHI, BOOK OF The last of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Its target is the crisis of faith that set in among the Temple priesthood in the period after the Exile. The oracles of Malachi are a summons to repentance and renewed commitment to the Lord’s “covenant with Levi” (Mal 2:4).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Malachi, Book of
Malachi, Book of. The last of the 12 *Minor Prophets and the last Book of the OT, acc. to the English order. The Heb. ‘Malachi’ מַלְאָכִי means ‘my messenger’, and the word is probably not to be considered the actual name of the prophet, although a few scholars hold that one of *Ezra’s assistants was
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Malachi, Book of (Writing)
MALACHI, BOOK OF. The last of the OT books and last of the minor prophets.
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