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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Haggai

- Haggai

by E.W. Bullinger

Hag HAGGAI. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. Haggai 1:1-4 . DISAPPROBATION AT NEGLECT. Haggai 1:5-11 . PUNISHMENT. SCARCITY. The first and second Haggai 1:12-15 ; Haggai 2:1-5 . OBEDIENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. messages. Haggai 2:6-9 . "I WILL SHAKE", &c. Haggai 2:10-14 . DISAPPROBATION AT NEGLECT. Haggai 2:15-17 . PUNISHMENT. SCARCITY. The third and fourth Haggai 2:18-19 . OBEDIENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. messages. Haggai 2:20-23 . "I WILL SHAKE", &c. For the CANONICAL Order and place of the Prophets, see Appdx-1, and p. 1206. For the CHRONOLOGICAL Order of the Prophets, see Appdx-77. For the Inter-relation of the Prophetic Books, see Appdx-78. For the Formula of Prophetic Utterance, see Appdx-82. For References to the Pentateuch by the Prophets, see Appdx-92. For the Inter-relation of the Minor (or Shorter) Prophets, see pp. 1206 and 1207. Between ZEPHANIAH and HAGGAI lay the seventy years'' captivity in Babylon. Haggai was the first prophet by whom "God spake" after the Return. Hebrews 1:1 , and Appdx-95. His prophecy is dated "in the second year of Darius" (Hystaspis), sixteen years after the decree of Cyrus, see Appdx-57; and therefore in the year 410 B. C, from the sixth to the ninth month; covering a period of about four months. See Appdx-50, p. 67, and Appdx-77. There were four distinct messages: 1. The first, on the first day of the sixth month, Haggai 1:1-11 . 2. The second 1, on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, Haggai 2:1-9 . 3. The third , on the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, Haggai 2:10-19 . 4. The fourth, on the same day as the third, Haggai 2:20-23 . ZECHARIAH''S prophecy began midway between Haggai''s second and third messages. See Zechariah 1:1 . 1 The message in Haggai 1:13 is not a dated message, but it refers to the time when Jehovah stirred up the spirit of obedience in Zerubbabel, recorded in v. Haggai 1:14 , twenty-three days after the delivery of Haggai''s first message; nearly a month before the second message (Haggai 2:1-9 ). Haggai 1:1-4 . DISAPPROBATION AT NEGLECT. Haggai 1:1 . The word of Jehovah. Haggai 1:2 . The People''s saying. Cited by Jehovah. Haggai 1:3 . The word of Jehovah. Haggai 1:4 . The People''s saying. Reply of Jehovah. Haggai 1:5-11 . PUNISHMENT. SCARCITY. Haggai 1:5 . Call to consider. Haggai 1:6 . Scarcity. Haggai 1:7-8 . Call to consider. Haggai 1:9-11 . Scarcity. Haggai 1:12 - Haggai 2:5 . OBEDIENCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. Haggai 1:12 . Obedience. Haggai 1:13 . Encouragement. Haggai 1:14-15 . Obedience. Haggai 2:1-5 . Encouragement. Haggai 2:6-9 . "I WILL SHAKE", ETC. Haggai 2:6-7 -. Threatening. - Haggai 2:7-9 . Promise. Haggai 2:10-14 . DISAPPROBATION. Haggai 2:10 . The word of Jehovah by Haggai. Haggai 2:11-12 -. Question. re uncleanness. - Haggai 2:12 . Answer. Haggai 2:13 -. Question re uncleanness. - Haggai 2:13 . Answer. Haggai 2:15-19 . PUNISHMENT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. Haggai 2:15 . Consider. Past time:"before". Haggai 2:16-17 -. After the Ingathering. - Haggai 2:17 . Impenitence. Haggai 2:18 . Consider. Subsequent time. Haggai 2:19 -. Before the Ingathering. - Haggai 2:19 . Beneficence. Haggai 2:20-23 . I WILL SHAKE. Haggai 2:20-22 . Threatening. Haggai 2:23 . Promise.