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ˈhæg iˌaɪ, ˈhæg aɪhag·gai

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haggai, Aggeusnoun

    a Hebrew minor prophet

  2. Haggai, Aggeus, Book of Haggainoun

    an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity


  1. Haggainoun

    A book of the Old Testament of the Bible and the Tanakh.

    Etymology: From Hebrew חַגַּי


  1. Haggai

    Haggai was a Hebrew prophet during the building of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, and one of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the author of the Book of Haggai. His name means "my holiday". He was the first of three prophets, who belonged to the period of Jewish history which began after the return from captivity in Babylon. Scarcely anything is known of his personal history. He may have been one of the captives taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. He began his ministry about sixteen years after the return of the Jews to Judah. The work of rebuilding the temple had been put to a stop through the intrigues of the Samaritans. After having been suspended for eighteen years, the work was resumed through the efforts of Haggai and Zechariah. They exhorted the people, which roused them from their lethargy, and induced them to take advantage of a change in the policy of the Persian government under Darius the Great. The name Haggai, with various vocalizations, is also found in the Book of Esther, as a eunuch servant of the Queen.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Haggai

    one of the Hebrew prophets of the Restoration (of Jerusalem and the Temple) after the Captivity, and who, it would seem, had returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel and Joshua. Signs of the divine displeasure having appeared on account of the laggard spirit in which the Restoration was prosecuted by the people, this prophet was inspired to lift up his protest and rouse their patriotism, with the result that his appeal took instant effect, for in four years the work was finished and the Temple dedicated to the worship of Jehovah, as of old, in 516 B.C.; his book is a record of the prophecies he delivered in that connection, and the style, though prosaic, is pure and clear.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of haggai in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of haggai in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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