Malachi . Book of the Old Testament in the Bible Christian in the Jewish religion; written by the prophet Malachi.
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- 1 Author
- 2 Recipients
- 3 Purpose and theme
- 4 Sketch
- 5 Sources
Jehovah’s Messenger , wrote this book after the temple was rebuilt , perhaps in the 4th century BC. Possibly this was not the author’s real name, since Malaki means ‘my messenger’, ‘my envoy’ or ‘my angel’ in Hebrew .
The Jews returned from captivity and the priests .
Purpose and theme
He sets out to make Israel’s apostasy clear and to emphasize God’s judgment . His teachings regarding God and his sovereignty are important.
- Israel’s sin and apostasy (Chapters 1.1-3.15)
- Sins of the priests (Chapters 1.1-2.9)
- Sins of the people (Chapters 2.10-3.15)
- Blessing for the repentant (Chapters 3.16-3.15)