Haggai

noun
Hag·​gai | \ ˈha-gē-ˌī How to pronounce Haggai (audio) , ˈha-ˌgī How to pronounce Haggai (audio) \

Definition of Haggai

1 : a Hebrew prophet who flourished about 500 b.c. and who advocated that the Temple in Jerusalem be rebuilt
2 : a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Haggai

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Haggai

Hebrew Ḥaggai

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“Haggai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haggai. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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