Know Your Bible – July 24, 2015

Haggai

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One of three “postexilic” prophets, Haggai encourages former Babylonian captives to restore the demolished temple in Jerusalem.  The new world power, Persia, has allowed the people to return to Jerusalem, but the people have become distracted with building their own comfortable homes.  Through Haggai, God tells the people to rebuild the temple first in order to break a drought that’s affecting the countryside.

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