Habakkuk Summary Chart


Who is the prophet? Habakkuk

Name from Hebrew word meaning “embrace.”

Profession: Prophet

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?

(not all-inclusive)

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.



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