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Summary of Habakkuk

Date: 6th Century B.C.E.

Description: The book of Habakkuk consists of a report of a dialogue between the prophet and the
Lord and a prayer or psalm. It is most significant that a book that contains mainly human speech is considered to be "the (prophetic) pronouncement that Habakkuk, the prophet, saw." In other words, the written report of the words of a prophet to God becomes a revelation or divinely originated vision. The same process may have led to the consideration of the book of Psalms, for inĀ­stance, as Scripture.

Brettler, Marc Zvi The Jewish Study Bible, The Jewish Publication Society, 1999

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