Malachi

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See also Book_of_Malachi

Malachi or Mal'achi (מַלְאָכִי "My messenger/angel", Standard Hebrew Malʾaḫi, Tiberian Hebrew Malʾāḵ) was a prophet in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh.

He was the last of the minor prophets, and the writer of the Book of Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament canon (Mal. 4:4, 5, 6) according to the [[Names for books of Judeo-(compare Mal. 2:8 with Neh. 13:15; Mal. 2:10-16 with Neh. 13:23). No allusion is made to him by Ezra, however, and he does not mention the restoration of the temple, and hence it is inferred that he prophesied after Haggai and Zechariah (Mal. 1:10; 3:1, 10). It is probable that he delivered his prophecies about B.C. 420, after the second return of Nehemiah from Persia (Neh. 13:6), or possibly before his return. According to an ancient rabbinic tradition, Malachi is identified with Ezra.


Initial text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897 -- Please update as needed.he:מלאכי

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