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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Haggai: Chapter Summary

The author is חַגַּי/Haggai, which signifies festal.  He was a Prophet of great Spirit, 1.  The occasion of the Prophecy was the intermitted building of the Jerusalem Temple, permitted again by Darius.  The Argument of the Prophecy, 2.  An account of the time in which he prophecied, 3.  There are four parts:  I.  The first Vision given to Haggai in the second year, sixth month, and first day of Darius (Haggai 1).  II.  The second Vision given to the same in the seventh month of the same year, and the twenty-first day (Haggai 2:1-9).  III.  The third vision seen in the ninth month of the same year, on the twenty-fourth day (Haggai 2:10-19).  IV.  The fourth vision seen on the same day (Haggai 2:20-23).  A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, 4.

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