Habakkuk Analysis

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Habakkuk was written around 609 B.C., after the fall of the Northern Kingdom. The King of Judah During this time was Jehoiakim was king of Judah and the nation is one the path to exile. The genre of the book is prohpetic and like all prophetic books, the author uses poetry to convey the message of the Lord. This book, unlike many of the prophets, does not have a direct audience, it is instead a conversation between Habakkuk and God.

The oracle(message, load), that Habakkuk saw..
Verses 2-4
The book begins with a series of questions that Habakkuk directs to the Lord. The repeated motif is Habakkuk "seeing" evil and violence. The way he is asking these questions seem to be from a perspective that has actually seen, and not just heard news of, the destruction that he is
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8 The nations will plunder you
V. 9 The people you bring in from other nations will rise up against you
V. 16 The cup of wrath that you have been filling up will be poured out on you by the hand of the Lord
V. 19 An idol is unable to correct you in the foolish path you have taken.

These first two Chapters have many interesting themes

What did the text mean to the Biblical audience?
The biblical audience is interesting because it is not given directly, it is a conversation between, God and Hab. I imagine that it was used as the second part of chapter two indicates to encourage the people of Judah while they were in Judah to stand firm in their faith.

The hand that was about to bring them into captivity is ultimately the Lords, not the Babalyonions. Although this wicked bloodthirsty nation is sweeping up all these nations underneath them, the Lord is not blind, he sees and will punish their wickedness

What is the difference between the Biblical audience and believers today?
The church is no longer a nation, but a called out people from all nations. Though we have not fully entered into the Kingdom of God, it is promised to us.

What is the theological principle in this

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