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Scofield's Reference Notes
Haggai 2



Verse 1

seventh month

i.e. October.

Verse 3

house in her first glory

The prophet calls upon the old men who remembered Solomon's temple to witness to the new generation how greatly that structure exceeded the present in magnificence; and then utters a prophecy (Haggai 1:7-9) which can only refer to the future kingdom temple described by Ezekiel. It is certain that the restoration temple and all subsequent structures, including Herod's, were far inferior in costliness and splendour to Solomon's. The present period is described in Hosea 3:4; Hosea 3:5. Habakkuk 2:6 is quoted in Hebrews 12:26; Hebrews 12:27. Habakkuk 2:7 : "I will shake all nations," refers to the great tribulation and is followed by the coming of Christ in glory, as in Matthew 24:29; Matthew 24:30. "The desire of all nations" is Christ. (See Scofield "Malachi 3:1").

Verse 9

latter house

In a sense all the temples (i.e Solomon's; Ezra's; Herod's; that which will be used by the unbelieving Jews under covenant with the Beast Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:4 and Ezekiel's future kingdom temple Ezekiel 40-47.), are treated as one "house"-- the "house of the Lord," since they all profess to be that. For that reason Christ purified the temple of His day, erected though it was by an Idumean usurper to please the Jews. Matthew 21:12; Matthew 21:13.

glory Or, the future glory of this house shall be greater than the former.

Verse 12

holy flesh (See Scofield "Jeremiah 11:15") .


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Haggai 2:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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