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  Haggai - LoveToKnow 1911
The book of Haggai contains four short prophecies delivered between the first day of the sixth month and the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month - that is, between September and December - of the second year of Darius the king.
The characteristic features of the book are the importance assigned to the personality of Zerubbabel, who, though a living contemporary, is marked out as the Messiah; and the almost sacramental significance attached to the temple.
Haggai's reproofs touched the conscience of the Jews, and the book of Zechariah enables us in some measure to follow the course of a religious revival which, starting with the restoration of the temple, did not confine itself to matters of ceremony and ritual worship.
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 Book of Haggai - Bible Survey
Author: Haggai 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of Haggai as the Prophet Haggai.
Haggai called them not to be discouraged because this Temple would not be quite as richly decorated as Solomon's.
The Book of Haggai is a reminder of the problems the people of God faced at this time, how the people courageously trusted in God and how God provided for their needs.
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 Semlink / The Message of Haggai (ex. 3.10.05)
The book of Haggai was written to encourage the Jews who returned from the exile to rebuild the temple, which was forgotten in the foreign land with idolatry.
The primary theme in the Book of Haggai is the rebuilding of the temple.
Haggai brought comfort and hope to these people, the Desire of nations will come into this apparent less magnificent temple and fill it with glory, even greater than the former, for in the Child to come was veiled the glory before which angels bow and in his heart was hidden the law of God.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Haggai
He is probably not the author of the Book of Haggai, the tenth of the 12 books of the Minor Prophets.
The prophet was associated with Haggai in a movement to restore the Temple.
The book, after an introduction, proceeds with eight visions, prophetic of the restitution of Israel, and a symbolic crowning of the high priest.
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 Book of Habakkuk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In this book Habakkuk is lifted by an angel to Babylon to provide Daniel with some food while he is in the lion's den.
The book of Habakkuk is a book of the Bible Old Testament and stands eighth in a section known as the 12 Minor Prophets in the Masoretic and Greek texts.
The book consists of three chapters and the book is neatly divided into three different genres:
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 HAGGAI, NRSV HEBREW BIBLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Following three prophetic books set in the late preexilic period, Haggai, along with the subsequent Zechariah and Malachi, is set in the postexilic period.
The book bearing his name contains no biographical data, beyond confirming his pivotal role in inspiring the Jewish leadership and populace to complete reconstruction of the Temple, the ritual, economic, administrative, and symbolic center of their community.
Haggai exhorted Zerrubabel the governor and Joshua the high priest, the joint leaders of the Judean community, to assume official leadership in the reconstruction of the Temple, and urged the priests to purify the practices of worship.
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Haggai was sent by God to preach to the restored community of Jews in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity had ended.
Haggai's messages were addressed to Zerubbabel the governor, and to Joshua the high priest.
His book is the tenth book of the twelve minor prophets.
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 haggai - Holman Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Haggai may have viewed the restoration of order by Darius and the appointment of Zerubbabel as a sign of the end of Gentile rule and preparation for the messianic kingdom.
Haggai suggested how they should respond to the excuses people were making for not resuming work on the Temple (Haggai 1:2).
Haggai's answer was that if it was right for them to rebuild their own houses, it was also right for them to rebuild the Temple (Haggai 1:3-4).
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Among Scotsmen, Haggai’s approval rating was initially thought to be sharply higher – until follow-up questions revealed that Haggai was mistakenly thought to be the plural form of the culinary delicacy, haggis.
Haggai challenged the people to reconsider their priorities – he challenged them to begin the process of coming home to God by rebuilding God’s house; and as we read in the first of today’s lessons – the people obeyed; and things began to happen.
Haggai said the Lord was with them – and the Lord stirred up their spirits to come and work on what was to be the new Temple.
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 NOTES ON The Book of HAGGAI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Haggai and Zachariah appeared about the same time, eighteen years after the return, and encouraged the people to build the temple, when the work had stopped for some time, notwithstanding all the opposition they met with.
Haggai speaks of him as the glory of the latter house, Zachariah as the man, the branch.
Chapter II Haggai assures the builders, that the glory of this house should exceed the glory of the former, ver.
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 Triangle Church - Rebuilding Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The book of Haggai was written between August and December in 520 B.C., the second year of the reign of Darius I of Persia.
The theme of the book is an exhortation by the prophet to the leaders and people of Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple which had been destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. The city was destroyed, some of the leaders were executed and the rest were taken into exile in Babylon.
Haggai says that the reason for the poverty and suffering of the people is that they have not rebuilt the Temple (1:9).
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 Bible Survey: The Book of Haggai
The name Haggai (pronounced ha-GUY, with the stress on the second syllable) seems to be an adjective derived from the Hebrew word for "feast"; therefore his name means "festive".
There are two references to Haggai in the Bible outside of his own book: Ezra 5:1 and 6:14.
Haggai's name is often linked with Zechariah (there may even be an allusion to him in Zechariah 8:9), since Zechariah was prophesying about the same time in Judah and Jerusalem.
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 Haggai notes - Old Testament Survey - REL 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Haggai was active when the Jews had returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple.
Haggai 1:1 - "the second year of Darius the king" : the date was ca.
Haggai 2:3-9 - rebuilding the Temple was going to be a lot of work, and take a lot of resources, so now God gave the leaders and people encouragment, that He would provide what they needed, and the Second Temple would eventually be even more glorious than the previous one.
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 Book of Haggai
After having been suspended for fifteen years, the work was resumed through the efforts of Haggai and Zechariah (Ezra 6:14), who by their exhortations roused the people from their lethargy, and induced them to take advantage of the favourable opportunity that had arisen in a change in the policy of the Persian government.
Haggai's prophecies have thus been characterized:, "There is a ponderous and simple dignity in the emphatic reiteration addressed alike to every class of the community, prince, priest, and people, 'Be strong, be strong, be strong' (2:4).
Synopsis: Haggai reproves the Jews for neglecting the temple.
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 Introduction to Haggai
TITLE OF THE BOOK: A. Hebrew: In Hebrew the book is titled ygj after the name of the prophet which probably meant "my feast"1 B. Greek: In Greek the book is titled AGGAIOS, a transliteration from the Hebrew, from which we get our English spelling of Haggai II.
Haggai and Zechariah prophesy from 520-518 B.C. encouraging the nation to rebuild the temple e.
Partly on this tradition and partly on inference from Haggai 2:3 is based the opinion that when he prophesied he was a very old man who had seen the Temple before its destruction, and was given the most important task of his life just before his death.
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 Bible commentary - Haggai - by Arend Remmers
The book of Haggai is the first of the three post-exile prophets.
These events that build the historical background of the book of Haggai are described in detail in the book of Ezra.
Haggai has to reproach the Jews because of their indifference towards God on the second day of the sixth month to wake them up from their lukewarmness.
www.biblecentre.org /commentaries/ar_41_ot_haggai.htm   (724 words)

 A. Haggai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Haggai expressed the Jerusalemite priestly perspective that the presence of Yahweh in Jerusalem was the precondition for the return of national prosperity and blessing.
In his last address to Zerubbabel (2:20-22) Haggai foresaw the demise of the other nations and the rise to power of Zerubbabel who would be God's "signet ring".
Table 13.H is an outline of the book of Haggai.
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 The Book of Haggai --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The Book of Haggai, the 10th book of the Twelve (Minor) Prophets, is a brief work of only two chapters.
The book betrays the influence of liturgical forms, suggesting that either Habakkuk was a cult prophet or that those responsible for the final form of the book were cult personnel.
The Book of the Year for Children Award is given by the Canadian Library Association for an outstanding book for children written by a citizen or resident of Canada.
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 Minor prophet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A minor prophet is a book in the Minor Prophets section of the Hebrew Bible, also known to Christians as the Old Testament.
In the Hebrew Bible the writings of the minor prophets are counted as a single book, in Christian Bibles as twelve individual books.
See Major prophets for the longer books of prophecies in the Bible and the Tanakh.
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Haggai 2:4 "Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I with you, saith the LORD of hosts:"
Haggai 1:6 "Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages into a bag with holes."
Haggai 1:12 "Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the
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 Book of Haggai - Wikible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
This Book of the Bible is also the name of a person in the Bible.
However, sixteen years after the process had begun, the people have yet to finish the project, for their personal affairs have interfered with God's business.
Haggai preaches a fiery series of sermonettes designed to stir up the nation to finish the temple.
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 A Fearless Forecast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
There it is the third to last book in the Old Testament the book of Haggai.
Haggai says, "You go to take twenty measures of grain and you find only ten; you go to take fifty measures of wine and there is only twenty.
Yet, Haggai's word to Zerubbabel was that God would shake everything that required shaking, would burst apart every power structure, would overthrow every hand raised against him in order to insist that Zerubbabel realize and believe just who he was in God's eyes.
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 09.exg.273   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The book of Haggai refers to "the harsh socio-economic conditions that dominated the tiny province of Yehud (Judah) during the reign of Darius I. Two factors had influenced Judean identity at this time: the Persian mandate to rebuild the temple, and the dyarchic structure of governor and high priest approved by the Persian authorities.
Given the cultic focus of the book, its title seems a fiction to mark the book's emphasis on cultic propriety.
Whatever the historical status of Haggai the prophet, the book of Haggai typifies the cultic orientation of pragmatism.
www.ucalgary.ca /~eslinger/crss/273/273_rd/09.HagZech.html   (515 words)

 Haggai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Book of Haggai is one of the shortest in the Bible.
Haggai conveys God's dismay at the way that the people have all gone and isolated themselves in their own homes now that the Temple has been destroyed.
Haggai speaks of a time to come, when the Temple will be rebuilt and, "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former.
www.ajritz.com /jew/Prophets/haggai.htm   (238 words)

 JayPinkerton.com - Back of the Bible - The Book of Haggai
he Book of Haggai is a cautionary tale, personified here in the prophet Haggai, who claims God came to him in a dream and told everybody to build him a house.
Temples were sacked and razed to the ground, palaces were destroyed and all the Jews who'd been happily living there at the time were carried off in chains back to Babylon, where I guess they were given a chance to enjoy local culture and museums.
Haggai was obviously no more than a mouthpiece for the Lord here.
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 Book of Zephaniah - Bible Survey
Author: Zephaniah 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of Zephaniah as the Prophet Zephaniah.
Zephaniah had the courage to speak bluntly because he knew he was proclaiming the Word of the Lord.
His book begins with "The Word of the Lord" and ends with "says the Lord".
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When Haggai does speak glowingly of the future he speaks words which obviously were not fulfilled.
Haggai's very concrete messages at least gave the people something to hang on to as they sought desperately to reestablish themselves in the land of their fathers." (Understanding the Old Testament, p.
Haggai could be accused of provincialism and materialism in his announcement that the treasures of the nations would be brought into the temple.
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 LifeWay Christian Stores: sample chapter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Haggai's ministry was one of calling his generation to a renewed commitment to the task of the immediate restoration of Jerusalem's temple and normalization of the religious life of Israel.
Patristic exposition of Haggai tended to be typological, with Jehozadak and Zerubbabel being identified with Christ, the church, or John the Baptist.
Haggai is thought to be preoccupied with material things and devoid of the lofty concerns that characterized the writings of earlier biblical prophets.
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