Composition, Rhetoric and Theology in Haggai 1:1–11

  • Elie Assis

Abstract

The present analysis of Haggai 1:4-11 points at a sophisticated structure that differs at some points from those widely accepted. In addition, while some scholars explain the complexity of the passage as a composite process of formation, this paper has shown a well structured sermon designed to influence an adversary audience. The first part of the prophet’s words (1:4-6) is meant to demonstrate to the people their erroneous approach. The second part (1:7-9) intends to show the people the right way. The last part of Haggai’s words (1:10-11) construes the economic stress in terms of the covenantal relationship between God and Yehud that continues to play a central role, as in the pre-destruction period.
Published
2009-03-06
How to Cite
Assis, E. (2009). Composition, Rhetoric and Theology in Haggai 1:1–11. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 7. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jhs/index.php/jhs/article/view/5647
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