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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Habakkuk: Chapter Summary



The author of the book is חֲבַקּוּק/Habakkuk, which denotes one embracing.  The traditions concerning him are uncertain, 1.  The argument of the Prophecy directed against the Jews and Chaldeans, 2.  The scope of the same, 3.  An account of the time in which he prophesied.  Whether he lived in the time of Manasseh or Jehoiakim? 4.  There are three parts of the Prophecy:  I.  An announcement of the Babylonian captivity being immediately imminent (Habakkuk 1:1-11).  II.  A consolation of believers groaning on account of the insolence of the Chaldeans towards the people of God (Habakkuk 1:12-2:20).  III.  The Prophet’s prayer, wherein he seals the preceding Prophecy (Habakkuk 3).  A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, 5.

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