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Definitions for habakkuk
həˈbæk ək, ˈhæb əˌkʌk, -ˌkʊkhabakkuk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Habakkuknoun

    a Hebrew minor prophet

  2. Habakkuk, Habacuc, Book of Habakkuknoun

    an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies


  1. Habakkuknoun

    A prophetic book Old Testament of the Bible; or the eighth part of the Tere Asar in the Jewish Tanakh.

  2. Habakkuknoun

    A Jewish prophet of the Old Testament; author of the book that bears his name.

  3. Habakkuknoun

    of biblical origin.

  4. Etymology: From Habacuc, from חבקוק a prophet of the Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. The name comes either from the Hebrew word חבק or else from an word hambakuku for a kind of plant.


  1. Habakkuk

    Habakkuk, or Habacuc, who was active around 612 BC, was a prophet whose oracles and prayer are recorded in the Book of Habakkuk, the eighth of the collected twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible. He is revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Almost all information about Habakkuk is drawn from the book of the Bible bearing his name, with no biographical details provided other than his title, "the prophet". Outside the Bible, he is mentioned over the centuries in the forms of Christian and Rabbinic tradition.


  1. habakkuk

    Habakkuk is a book in the Bible, specifically one of twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament. It consists of three chapters that vividly describe the period of the Babylonian domination of Israel. Habakkuk is also the name of the author of the book who lived during this period and questioned God's actions during this time of difficulty.


  1. Habakkuk

    Habakkuk, was a prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He is the author of the Book of Habakkuk, the eighth of the collected twelve minor prophets.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Habakkuk

    a book of the Old Testament by a Levite, whose name it bears, and who appears to have flourished in the 7th century B.C., containing a prophecy which belongs, both in substance and form, to the classic period of Hebrew literature, and is written in a style which has been described as being "for grandeur and sublimity of conception, for gorgeousness of imagery, and for melody of language, among the foremost productions of that literature." The spirit of it is one: faith, namely, in the righteous ways of the Lord; but the burden is twofold; to denounce the judgment of God on the land for the violence and wrong that prevailed in it, as about to be executed on it by a power still more violent and unjust in its ways; and to comfort the generation of the righteous with the assurance of a time when this very rod of God's wrath shall in the pride of its power be broken in pieces, and the Lord be revealed as seated in His Holy Temple.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of habakkuk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of habakkuk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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