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Septuagint

{LXX} Greek Text  – ‘Αγγαιος = haggaios

Additionally, within the Septuagint, Vulgate and Pershitta!, a number of Psalms are attributed to Haggai, and Zechariah: see Psalm 138, 146 – 149

If we accept that the written form of the book suggests that it is a collection of writings laid down by someone other than Haggai.  Then we must also note that it is also possible that Haggai chose to write in the third person

Within the Minor Prophets…

The book serves as…

…a Jewish Historical record of the affects of ‘The Prophets’ words and as a collection of his utterances.

If we accept this view…

Then we must also accept that Haggai is referred to by the writer in the third person and described impersonally, simply as… ‘The Prophet’

However …

The general view of scholarship is that the writing was done by an unknown disciple not long after the time when the oracles were first delivered and attributed to Haggai.

Further Study – Ezra, Nehemiah, Zechariah and Malachi

The text of the Book

Haggai 1:1-2

In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD’S house should be built.

See: Ezra 2:2; 3:8; 5:1-2; 6:6-14; Zechariah 6:11

Haggai 1:3-4

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD’S house should be built. Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?

See Haggai 1:9

Haggai 1:5-6

Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

See Haggai 1:9; 2:16

Haggai 1:7-8

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

See Ezra 3:7-13; Psalms 132:13-14; Haggai 2:7, 9

Haggai 1:9-10

Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.

See Deuteronomy 28:24; 1 Kings 8:35-36; 17:1; Joel 1:18-20

Haggai 1:11

And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

See Deuteronomy 28:22-24

Haggai 1:12

Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.

See Psalms 112:1; Isaiah 50:10; Haggai 1:1

Haggai 1:13

Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.

See Malachi 2:7; 3:1

Haggai 1:14-15

And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

See Ezra 5:2; Nehemiah 4:6; Haggai 1:1

Haggai 2:1-3

In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying, speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

See Ezra 3:12

Key Verse – Haggai 2:4

See Deuteronomy 31:23; Acts 7:9; Ephesians 6:10-12

Haggai 2:5

According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.

See Exodus 29:45-46; Nehemiah 9:10; Isaiah 63:11, 14

Haggai 2:6

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

See Ezekiel 38:19; Hebrews 12:26

Haggai 2:7

And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

See 1 Kings 8:11; Isaiah 60:4-9

Haggai 2:8-10

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,

See Haggai 1:15

Haggai 2:11-12

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.

See Exodus 29:37; Ezekiel 44:19; Matthew 23:19

Haggai 2:13

Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.

See Numbers 19:11-12, 22

Haggai 2:14

Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.

See Proverbs 15:8; Isaiah 1:11-15

Haggai 2:15

And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:

See Ezra 3:10; 4:24; Haggai 1:5

Haggai 2:16

Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.

See Haggai 1:9

Haggai 2:17-18

I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD. Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD’S temple was laid, consider it.

See Haggai 2:10

Haggai 2:19-21

Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you. And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying, speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

See Haggai 2:6; Hebrews 12:26

Haggai 2:22

And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

See Michah 5:10

Haggai 2:23

In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.