|Who is the prophet?||Habakkuk
Name from Hebrew word meaning “embrace.”
Time: Mid- to late 7th Century
Kings: Shortly after Jehoiakim ascended to power (609–598 BC).
|To whom are his oracles directed?||To God
|What are some of the concerns?
|A society filled with violence and injustice
· Prophet feels the pain of the violence and injustice
· The prophet is confused by Yahweh’s silence.
|What are the consequences?||The righteous must remain steadfast.
|What are the remedies?||Wait for justice, and keep the faith.