The Bible story of the prophet Haggai is a strange one. It sounds more like a modern zoning debacle then a message from God. Logistics, lawyers, and local townspeople make the story hard to fully grasp. Dr. Bill Creasy, known for his warm, laid-back lecturing style and deep insights into the Christian faith, reveals the deeper meaning of the story in the following lecture, part of a series called Logos Bible Studies. His humorous investigation of the prophet Haggai will surely engage all listeners - from Christian believers and scholars, to those simply wishing to better understand the Bible as literature.
When the exiles return to Jerusalem from the Babylonian captivity in 538 B.C., they begin to rebuild the temple that was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. But very quickly, resistance arises from the local population - not from military or mob attacks, but from an army of lawyers! The work that starts in 538 is quickly put on hold until legal issues are sorted out. Finally, in 520 B.C. - 18 years later - the Jews of Jerusalem are given the go-ahead to resume building. But by then, the people have lost interest. Through the prophet Haggai, God gives the Jews of Jerusalem a swift kick in the butt to get them moving! Join Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy as he fills in the blanks of this compelling book.