Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's
"OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS"
HAGGAI
Introduction and Simple Outline

Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1970


OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS
HAGGAI: Introduction and Simple Outline

DATE: Second year of Darius Hystaspes, king of Persia, sixteen years after Cyrus's decree permitting the return to the land and rebuilding of the temple (Ezra 4:24-6:22). His dates are 520-505 BC (Whitcomb). See Appendix.

CONTEMPORARIES: The prophet Zechariah and the historical book of Ezra.

OCCASION: A rebuke for not rebuilding the temple and a demand that they do it.

METHOD: There are five messages, carefully dated, starting with what would be in our calendar September 1 and concluding with December 24.

RESULT: His message brought action and the people are commended.

OUTLINE: See Appendix.


 

 

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