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Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Three neglected but important prophets receive a fresh an 4/5. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi announce that a new world order is coming, a world order in which sin and the curse of sin will be no more and God’s people will live in perfection communion with him without fear or danger (e.g., Zech ; ). The Books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. As in other volumes of the Cambridge Bible Comm 3/5(1). Haggai and Zechariah. University HAGGAI & ZECHARIAH Almighty altar Babylon behold blessing Book Book of Ezra Book of Samuel Book of Zechariah called captivity chap chariots Christ Chron clause commentary Comp covenant curse Darius Deut earth Editor Edom enemies ephah Epistle Exod eyes Ezek Ezra fathers favour flock fulfilment glory.
The post-exilic prophetic books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi are set in times of great adversity. God's people are minnows in the vast Persian Empire, and the promises of the earlier prophets for a glorious restoration of Jerusalem seem far from their experience.5/5(2). THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET HAGGAI The prophets Haggai and Zechariah played an important role in encouraging the Jewish people and their leaders Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, and the high priest Joshua to return to their homeland and rebuild the Jerusalem Temple following the Babylonian Exile. The books of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi—composed as they were in the postexilic period of Israel’s history—were intended, among other purposes, to bring hope to a people whose national and even personal lives had been shattered by the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple and the subsequent deportation of much of the Jewish population. According to Meyers (Anchor Bible: Haggai, Zechariah ) “Haggai and Zechariah must be given enormous credit for using their prophetic ministries to foster the transition of a people from national autonomy to an existence which transcended political definition and which centered upon a view of God and his moral demands.”.
Introduction to Haggai and Zechariah IN HIS BOOK Everyday Life in Old Testament Times, E. W. Heaton provides an artistic illustration of the exiles of Judah marching under armed Babylonian guard through the famous Ishtar gate of Babylon/5(22). Zechariah’s first prophecy (Zech. ), and two months after Haggai’s last prophecy (Hag. —a prophecy regarding the destruction of world powers before the millennial rule of the Messiah; cf. Hag. –23). Zech In the fourth year of King Darius the fourth day of File Size: 46KB. Haggai gives brief, almost clipped messages. Zechariah is the longest book of the Minor Prophets. Haggai focuses explicitly on the present temple work, while Zechariah deals with the larger picture of Israel’s history and future. Haggai is very literal, directly addressing the economic decline and the tangible solution (building the temple). Author of the Book of Haggai Haggai, one of the twelve minor prophets, was the first prophet after the Babylonian exile, followed by Zechariah and Malachi. His name means "festive," implying he was born on a Jewish feast : Jack Zavada.