Haggai

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noun Hag·gai \ ˈha-gē-ˌī , ˈha-ˌgī \

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

Origin and Etymology of haggai

Hebrew Ḥaggai


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