American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C.
- n. See Table at Bible.
- n. a Hebrew minor prophet
- n. an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
- From Hebrew חַגַּי (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew ḥaggay; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.After Haggai. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The style of Haggai is consonant with his messages: pathetic in exhortation, vehement in reproofs, elevated in contemplating the glorious future.”
“The Jews in Haggai's times hesitated about going forward with the work, through dread of the world power, Medo-Persia, influenced by the craft of Samaria.”
“Iddo, and he was the prophet, as Haggai is called the prophet, Hag. i.”
“Haggai is referred to in Ezr 5: 1; 6: 14; and in the New Testament (Heb”
“But the lamp of Old-Testament prophecy shall yet make some bright and glorious efforts before it expire; and Haggai is the first that appears under the character of a special messenger from heaven, when the word of the Lord had been long precious (as when prophecy began, 1 Sam. iii.”
“The name Haggai means "my feast"; given, according to Cocceius, in anticipation of the joyous return from exile.”
“Haggai. (2 pages) The prophet urges the people to proceed with the rebuilding of the second Jerusalem temple after the return of the deportees.”
“Professor Haggai Ben-Shammai, the National Library's academic director, suggested that the British public in 1948 might not have been ready for a German novel so soon after the war.”
“Following the January arrest of 17 demonstrators -- including the Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Haggai El-Ad -- the dialogue drifted towards East Jerusalem as a flashpoint for defending Israeli free speech and democracy.”
“By the end of 402, Ananiah and Tamet sold the remainder of their house to their son-in-law, also named Anani (son of Haggai) (TAD B3. 12).”
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