Book of Haggai

Written in Palestine about 557-525 B.C.  The book shows the unfinished temple being built was to restore the worship of God at Jerusalem, after the Babylonian captivities. Haggai was specifically raised up by God to encourage the exiles returned from Babylon that they might take fresh hope and build. In his book he rebukes the people for living in ceiled houses and at ease while the house of God lies waste (Haggai 1:2-15). He gives a message to the leaders of the new nation of Israel, urging them to be strong because of God being with them to help them in all their problems. He points to the day of future glory for the new temple, and also speaks of the future and eternal glory of the Messiah (Haggai 2:1-9). Twice he refers to the future renovation of the heavens and earth by fire at the end of the Millennium (Haggai 2:6,20-23). The prophet refers to the Messiah as The Desire of All Nations (Haggai 2:7).


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would visit the second temple.

Haggai 2:6-9

Luke 2:27-32

The Messiah would come from the lineage of Zerubbabel.

Haggai 2:23

Luke 3:23-27

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