One of the twelve minor prophets, he was the first of the post-exilic prophets (beginning in 520 BCE). Four of his five oracles are focused around the temple, with the fifth one concerning messianic hopes reposing in Zerubbabel, a descendent of David.
a Hebrew minor prophet
an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
A prophet who encouraged the Israelites to rebuild the temple after a return from the exile in Babylonia in the sixth century B.C.E. See Chapter 13.
Haggai (Hebrew: ×—Ö·×’Ö·Ö¼×™, á¸¤aggay) was one of the twelve minor prophets and the author of the Book of Haggai. He was the first of three prophets (with Zechariah, his contemporary, and Malachi, who lived about one hundred years later), whose ministry belonged to the period of Jewish history which began after the return from captivity in Babylon.