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THE BOOK OF

HABAKKUK

 

Overview:

This book is named after the prophet who composed it. Apart from the book's introductory title (1:1), this book may be studied in three parts:

(1) Habakkuk Questions God (1:2-5),
(2) God's Answer and Resulting Sorrows (2:6-20), and
(3) Habakkuk's Prayer in Response (3:1-19).

Authorship:

No historical records identify this writer except for the text of this book itself, which calls him a prophet (1:1). That he concludes his short book with an address to the worshipping congregation of Israel suggests to some that Habakkuk's ministry was confined to or directed to the Jerusalem Temple and those who frequented it.

Composition Date:

There is no consensus regarding when Habakkuk lived or prophesied. It has been suggested that dating the book is dependent upon identifying the wicked people mentioned in 1:2-4. Conservative scholars identify them as Judeans who had corrupted the nation's civil and cultural structure through their idolatrous and unjust practices, perhaps alluding to Jehoiakim's reign as the climax of the rule of lawlessness under the southern kingdom. Other conservatives associate Habakkuk with Hezekiah's evil son Manasseh, since both Jeremiah and Zephaniah were aware of Habakkuk's work. If the book originates as early as King Ashurbanipal of Assyria's western military campaign, it may have been written as early as 652 BC.

Messianic Hope:

The Messiah as the LORD in His Holy Temple

 

Introduction to the book of Habakkuk taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

HAB | 1 | 2 | 3
O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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