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Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

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Book Overview - Haggai

by Robert Hawker



The Prophet Haggai is the tenth in point of order, among what is called the minor Prophets. It is supposed that he was born in Babylon during the captivity. His prophecy is but short, and it should seem to have been but of short duration. According to Ezra, Haggai and Zechariah, prophesied much about the same period. See Ezra 5:1. And we may conclude from what is said, Haggai delivered all his prophecies from the sixth month of Darius to the ninth; which was of short duration indeed. His name is remarkable, and is derived from Chagag, to dance; meaning a season of joy. The chief purport of his prophecy is, to comfort the builders of the temple in their undertaking with an assurance from the Lord, that by the building, it should be rendered more glorious than all the splendour of Solomon's temple. I only beg the Reader to join me in prayer before we enter upon the book of this prophecy, that the reading of it may be accompanied with divine teaching, to our mutual improvement, and to the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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