Book of Haggai

9 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 10 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 520 B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 520-400s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: construction of the Second Temple Author(s): Haggai (Right, some conservative-moderate); Haggai and/or anonymous other(s) (some conservative moderate, some Left); anonymous (some Left) Location of prophet/author(s): somewhere in Judah (Right, conservative-moderate, Left) Target audience and their location: Jewish exiles having returned from Babylon Theological Summary: Haggai was a post-exilic prophet who was used by God to encourage the returned Jewish exiles to rebuild the Temple (Ezra 5:1-2; 6:14). The name Chaggai means “festal,” “which would […]

Bible Messages

The Message of Haggai

21 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

Being the second shortest book of the Tanach, after Obadiah, it should not be surprising why there has not really been a huge amount of Messianic reading or reflection upon the Book of Haggai. For far too many of us, Chaggai is a gutteral word, too difficult to pronounce and a little too rough on the throat. We have a subconscious feeling that while surely inspired by God as a part of the Biblical canon, Haggai will be one of those texts that we will eventually “get to” when we have some free time on our hands—free time that will […]