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A messenger of Yahweh associated with the book of Malachi.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Malachi (Person). Author of the last book of the OT (Mal 1:1). The prophet Malachi lived about 500–460 bc. His name means “my angel” or “my messenger” and is so translated in Malachi 3:1 and elsewhere. Apart from the book which bears his name, nothing else is known about him from the Bible. In the apocryphal
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MALACHI (Person) Author of the last book of the OT (Mal 1:1). The prophet Malachi lived about 500–460 bc. His name means “my angel” or “my messenger” and is so translated in Malachi 3:1 and elsewhere. Apart from the book that bears his name, nothing else is known about him from the Bible. In the apocryphal
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MALACHI. This the last of the Heb. prophets, as well as the last book of the English OT. The prophecy represents a call to Israel for repentance and obedience, with a stern warning of judgment on the disobedient and rebellious. The book places considerable emphasis on the “day of the Lord” 3:2, 17; 4:1,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Malachi [mălˊə kī] (Heb. mal˒āḵî “my messenger” or “angel”).† The last of the Minor Prophets. No personal information is recorded about this prophet (Mal. 1:1), and even his name is uncertain Although Malachi (or a similar form, such as Malachiah) could well be a proper name, most scholars agree
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mal´a-chi (my messenger) is the author of the last book in the Old Testament. Nothing is known of him beyond what may be learned from his book.His prophecy belongs to the times of Nehemiah, near the time of Nehemiah’s second visit to Jerusalem, about b.c. 432. It was an effort to aid in the great reforms
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MAL´ACHI (malʹa-kī; “messenger”). The last of both the minor prophets and OT writers (Mal. 1:1). The circumstances of Malachi’s life are unknown, except for what may be inferred from his prophecies. He seems to have been contemporary with Nehemiah, if we may judge from the agreement found between them
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Malachi—messenger or angel, the last of the minor prophets, and the writer of the last book of the Old Testament canon (Mal. 4:4, 5, 6). Nothing is known of him beyond what is contained in his book of prophecies. Some have supposed that the name is simply a title descriptive of his character as a messenger
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MALACHI [MAL ah kie] (my messenger) — Old Testament prophet and author of the prophetic book that bears his name. Nothing is known about Malachi’s life except the few facts that may be inferred from his prophecies. He apparently prophesied after the Captivity, during the time when Nehemiah was leading
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Malachias (Hebr. messenger of the Lord).—The last of the twelve minor Prophets, of the tribe of Zabulon, born at Sopha. He was a contemporary of Nehemias, and prophesied, it is believed, from 412 to 408 b.c. We have from him three chapters, wherein he reproaches the Jews on account of their corruption,