noun \ˈha-bə-ˌkək, hə-ˈba-kək\

Definition of HABAKKUK

:  a Hebrew prophet of seventh century b.c. Judah who prophesied an imminent Chaldean invasion
:  a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin of HABAKKUK

Hebrew Ḥăbhaqqūq
First Known Use: 1621


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(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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