I thought it would be good to add this to your post, Everett.
August 29, 520 B.C.
First sermon of Haggai
(1:1-11 and Ezra 5:1)
September 21, 520 B.C.
The rebuilding of the temple resumed
Hag. 1:12-15 and Ezra 5:2)
October 17, 520 B.C.
Haggais second sermon of encouragement
October November 520 B.C.
Ministry of Zechariah beings
December 18, 520 B.C.
Haggais second message of rebuke and third
message of encouragement
February 15, 519 B.C.
Zechariahs eight visions
(Zech. 1:7- 6:8)
December 7, 518 B.C.
The delegation from Bethel with question about fasting
March 12, 515 B.C.
The temple dedicated
The son of Berakiah and the grandson of Iddo, a priest (Zech. 1:1), he was born in Babylon during the time of the Babylonian Captivity (Neh. 12:4, 16). Both Ezra and Nehemiah described him as a descendant of Iddo (Ezra 5:1, 6:14 and Neh 12:14, 16).
After the return of the Jewish captives to Jerusalem, an altar had been built to renew the burn sacrifices (Ezra 3:1-6), and the second year after they returned the foundation of the temple was laid (Ezra 3:8-13) and (5:16). Because of the opposition of people of the land, however, the building of the temple was halted until 520 B.C. when the Children of Israel responded to the preaching of Haggai the prophet and began rebuilding (Ezra 5:1-2 and Hag. 1:1).
The message that was given to Zerubbabel who was governor of Judah and to Joshua the high priest, the theme of the messages was stated in which God rebuked the people for procrastinating on the rebuilding of the temple.
Each message was dated in the year 520 B.C. the second year of Darius.
Haggai 1:1-11 should be
compared with Ezra 4:24-5:1
Haggai 1:12-15 should be
compared with Ezra 5:2 and Zechariah 1:1-6
Haggai 2:10-23 should be
compared with Zechariah 1:7-6:16
Matt 1:12 After the Babylonian exile:
I thought I would type out the v. 1:12 to add the following;
Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud,
Abiud was the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim was the father of Azor,
Azor was the father of Zadok,
Zadok was the father of Akim,
Akim was the father of Eliud,
Eliud was the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar was the father of Matthan,
Matthan was the father of Jacob,
Shealtiel: 7597 (Sh altiy el)
meaning [have asked God]
Iddo: 112 (Iddow, iddo)
in the Greek [atheos / ath eh os]
means Godless without God
Iddo: 3035 (Lithinos / lith ee nos)
meaning made of stone
Berechiah: 1296 in the Greek Diatage -- meaning [blessing of Jehoval]
arrangement to set in order.
A similar name
Beraiah: 1256 in the Greek Dialegomai -- meaning [Jehovah has created ] to preach unto reason.
Continuing the genealogy:
» And the sons of Jeconiah were Assir, Shealtiel his sons,
» And Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah
» The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei.
Oh, how familiar this is all sounding to me now. I wish you could audibly here the pronunciation.
The Sons of Zerubbable were Meshullam, Hananiah, Shelomith
Five in all....But there is still six and seven.
This may sound redundant....But names, dates, symbols, format, context, everything is symbolic in Gods word. He has different ways of speaking to us.