One of the twelve minor prophets, his prophecy dates from 605-597 BCE, that is, the time between the great Babylonian victory at Carchemish and Nebuchadnezzar's invasion of Judah which culminated in the conquest of Jerusalem. Perhaps for the first time in Israelite literature, a person questions the ways of God.
a Hebrew minor prophet
an Old Testament book tellin Habakkuk's prophecies
One of the Twelve Prophets; a sixth century Judean prophet who sought to understand God's purpose in sending the Babylonians to punish Judah. See Chapter 13.
Habakkuk or Havakuk (Hebrew: ×—Ö²×‘Ö·×§Ö¼×•Ö¼×§, Standard Tiberian ) was a prophet in the Hebrew Bible. The name is possibly related to an Akkadian word for a plant or the Hebrew word meaning "embrace". He was the eighth of the twelve minor prophets and likely the author of the Book of Habakkuk, which bears his name.