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Habakkuk
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk the Prophet
Habakkuk the Prophet (חֲבַקּוּק‎, chavaqquq). A late seventh-century bc prophet whose words are recorded in the book of Habakkuk. Eighth of the twelve minor prophets recorded in the Bible.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Habakkuk (Person)
Habakkuk (Person). Author of the eighth book of the Minor Prophets. The meaning of Habakkuk’s name is uncertain. It was probably derived from a Hebrew word meaning “to embrace.”Nothing is known about Habakkuk apart from what can be inferred from his book. Several legends purporting to give accounts
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Habakkuk
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 (Person)
HABAKKUK (Person) Author of the eighth book of the Minor Prophets. The meaning of Habakkuk’s name is uncertain. It was probably derived from a Hebrew word meaning “to embrace.”Nothing is known about Habakkuk apart from what can be inferred from his book. Several legends purporting to give accounts of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Habakkuk
HABAKKUK. Information about Habakkuk is limited to the book that bears his name. Two references ascribe the oracle which the author saw (1:1) and the prayer he prayed (3:1) to the prophet Habakkuk. The only clear historical reference in this book is to Chaldeans (1:6), which provides the basis for dating
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk
Habakkuk [hə băkˊək] (Heb. abaqqûq). A preexilic prophet of Judah whose prophecy is recorded in the book of Habakkuk. The name may derive from Heb. ḥāḇaq “embrace” (2 Kgs. 4:16; Eccl. 3:5); the Vulgate form (Lat. Habacuc) presupposes Heb. ˒āḇaq “wrestle.” An alternate derivation is from
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk
Hab´akkuk, or Habak´kuk (embrace), the eighth in order of the minor prophets. Of the facts of the prophet’s life we have no certain information. He probably lived about the twelfth or thirteenth year of Josiah, b.c. 630 or 629.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk
HABAK´KUK (ha-bakʹūk; “embrace,” or perhaps the name of a plant, cf. Akkad. hambakuku). The eighth in order of the twelve minor prophets. Nothing certain is known as to the circumstances of Habakkuk’s life, as we have only apocryphal and conflicting accounts. In the headings to his book (1:1; 3:1) Habakkuk
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk, the Book of (Writing)
Habakkuk, the Book OfHabakkuk, the Book of, (huh-bakʹkuhk), the thirty-fifth book in the Christian ot and one of the twelve Minor Prophets. Nothing is known about the prophet Habakkuk except what can be deduced from his oracles. The book consists of two distinct parts (chaps. 1–2 and chap. 3), each
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Habakkuk
HABAKKUK [huh BAK uhk] — a courageous Old Testament prophet and author of the Book of Habakkuk. The Scriptures say nothing of his ancestry or place of birth. A man of deep emotional strength, Habakkuk was both a poet and a prophet. His hatred of sin compelled him to cry out to God for judgment (Hab.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABACUC
ABACUC<ab’-a-kuk> (Latin Abacuc): The form given the name of the prophet Habakkuk in 2 Esdras 1:40.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Habacuk
Habacuk.—The eight of the twelve minor prophets; lived in the sixth century b.c. He foretold the captivity of the Jews and the fall of the Assyrian empire.
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