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A prophet during the reign of Darius (son of Hystaspes) of Persia; God’s messenger to Zerubbabel, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, and the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem. Haggai’s prophecies are recorded in the book of Haggai.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Haggai (Person). Prophet whose book is the 10th in a series of 12 brief prophetic books concluding the OT. Haggai’s name probably came from a word for “festival.” We have no information concerning his family or social background. He is referred to merely as Haggai the prophet (Hg 1:1; Ezr 5:1; 6:14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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 (Person) Prophet whose book is the 10th in a series of 12 brief prophetic books concluding the OT. Haggai’s name probably came from a word for “festival.” We have no information concerning his family or social background. He is referred to merely as Haggai the prophet (Hg 1:1; Ezr 5:1; 6:14).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HAGGAI. A post-Exilic prophet who was active in Judah during the building of the second temple, 520–515 b.c. References to Haggai outside the book bearing his name are (Ezr 5:1 and 6:14). His name means “festal,” derived from Heb. ḥag, “festival.” Possibly he was so named by godly parents because he
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Haggai [hăgˊī, hăgˊǐ ī] (Heb. ḥaggay “festal,” perhaps “born on a feast day”).† A postexilic prophet whose utterances are recorded in the book of Haggai. Although his four prophecies can be dated to the year 520 B.C., little else is known about his life or background. Because no prophecy of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hag´ga-i (festive), the tenth in order of the minor prophets, and first of those who prophesied after the captivity. With regard to his tribe and parentage history and tradition are alike silent.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HAG´GAI (hagʹgaī; “festal”). The tenth in order of the twelve minor prophets, and the first of the three who, after the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Exile, prophesied in Palestine. Of the place and year of his birth and of his descent nothing is known. He commenced to prophesy in the second
Haggai, Book of (Writing)
HAGGAI, BOOK OF. Haggai lived at the same time as Zechariah and, as an older man, labored with the younger man to encourage the returned Babylonian exiles to finish rebuilding the Temple. Work on this structure had been started in the second year of Cyrus, late in 536 b.c., but had been abandoned because
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Haggai—festive, one of the twelve so-called minor prophets. He was the first of the three (Zechariah, his contemporary, and Malachi, who was about one hundred years later, being the other two) whose ministry belonged to the period of Jewish history which began after the return from captivity in Babylon.
Haggai, Book of (Writing)
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HAGGAI [HAG eye] (festive) — an Old Testament prophet and author of the Book of Haggai. As God’s spokesman, he encouraged the captives who had returned to Jerusalem to complete the reconstruction of the Temple. This work had started shortly after the first exiles returned from Babylon in 538 b.c. But
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HAGGAI<hag’-a-i>, <hag’-a-i> ([חַגַּי, chaggay], an adjective formed from [חַג, chagh], “feast”):
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Aggeus (Hebr. feast, solemnity)—One of the twelve minor Prophets; prophesied 520 b.c. Was born during the Babylonian captivity. At the return, he exhorted the people to rebuild the temple, whose glory he foretold in announcing that the Messias would enter therein.