Haggai

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Haggai wants you to restore the glory of the Lord’s Temple.  Why won’t you do it?  Just do it, dude.  K?  Alright, here’s what Haggai has going for it: 1) It’s short and sweet: only 2 chapters.  2) Haggai lived in a later time period than all the other prophets so far, which makes his book juusst different enough from the same tired stuff we’ve read for the past 15 books or so, to make it somewhat palatable.  Of all the previous prophet books, the one that had covered the latest time period was Daniel, which covered the period after Babylon defeated and destroyed Judah/Jerusalem, while the Jews were exiled in Babylon.  Haggai comes even after Daniel’s timeframe, which I’ll get into more below.  Is it interesting?  Mmmm Nah.  It’s still pretty boring.  But at least it’s a teeny bit different.

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