Habakkuk

Habakkuk
/heuh bak"euhk, hab"euh kuk', -kook'/, n.
1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century B.C.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Hab.
Also, Douay Bible, Habacuc.

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flourished 6th or 7th century BC

One of the 12 Minor Prophets of the Hebrew scriptures, traditional author of the book of Habakkuk.

(His prophecy is part of a larger book, The Twelve, in the Jewish canon.) He was perhaps a Temple musician as well as a prophet. He denounced the sins of Judah, identifying their enemies the Chaldeans (Babylonians) as an instrument of God's punishment, but also predicted the final triumph of righteousness.

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