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Habakkuk: (6th century BCE) A contemporary of Joel and Nahum, he began prophesying during the reign of King Manasseh.
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Habakkuk's chief message was a sad prophecy of the triumph of the Chaldeans (Babylonians) over Israel.
The prophet Habakkuk lived at the time of the exile of King Jechoniah, eleven years before the destruction of the First Beth Hamikdosh in the year 3328 (after creation). He succeeded Nahum in the line of prophecy in the year 3254 and became a link in "the...
Meet the prophet Habakkuk who describes the giving of the Torah in such glowing terms...
What G-d does is good, even if it’s not apparent due to the harsh exile.
For an informed reading of Habakkuk 2:20–3:19
Background to the Haftarah The prophet Habakkuk lived during the time of Menashe (Manasseh), king of Judea. Seder Olam Rabbah. During this period, G‑d decided that the Temple would be destroyed and the Jewish people would be exiled. In this small but pene...
A biblical history of the Jews
Concluding our lessons on the Jewish kings, this lesson covers the last kings of Judah from the reign of Hezekiah until the final king, Zedekiah, in whose time the First Temple was destroyed.
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