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[hag-ee-ahy, hag-ahy] /ˈhæg iˌaɪ, ˈhæg aɪ/
a Minor Prophet of the 6th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Hag. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The book of Haggai is ascribed to Haggai, the last person in the world to whom it can reasonably be ascribed.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • Mr. Bayard will look after her, Haggai, replied Mrs. Carruth wearily.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • The conditions of the times were the same as those described in Haggai.

    The Bible Book by Book Josiah Blake Tidwell
  • He seems to think that Haggai had the scenes that occurred on Sinai in his mind.

  • These words of Haggai about the man who lost his earnings through a faulty bag will serve me as a text, and are very significant.

  • The temple, whose building Haggai had urged, was erected; but the people were already tired of its service.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • I feel under far greater obligation to Humboldt than to Haggai.

  • It might well appear to Haggai that the armies of the nations were falling every one by the sword of his fellow.

  • Haggai is the first of the three prophets after the captivity, who are commonly called Prophets of the Restoration.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • But Haggai may have possessed none of these qualities, and yet his words may have had a peculiar force of their own.

British Dictionary definitions for Haggai


noun (Old Testament)
a Hebrew prophet, whose oracles are usually dated between August and December of 520 bc
the book in which these oracles are contained, chiefly concerned with the rebuilding of the Temple after the Exile
Douay spelling Aggeus (əˈdʒiːəs)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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