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
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Habakkukhə-bakʹək [Heb. ḥabaqqûq—‘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.
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
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 The only clear historical reference in this book is to Chaldeans (1:6), which provides the basis for dating
Habakkuk [hə băkˊək] (Heb. ḥabaqqûq). 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
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.
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
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
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.