Haggai Quiz

Comprehensive

  1. The Babylonian exile is past, and a newly returned group of Jews are back in the land. Who is the current governor and the current high priest of the people of Judah?

    Ezra and Eleazar
    Zerubbabel and Joshua
    Shealtiel and Iddo
    Tattenai and Jehozadak
  2. Name the foreign king in control at this time.

    Darius
    Xerxes
    Artaxerxes
    Cyrus
  3. Haggai brought four messages from God over a short period of time. They are recorded in his book in chronological order. How do we know when each message begins?

    Each one begins with "Now hear the word of the LORD."
    Each one begins with a complaint from the people.
    Each one begins with a statement by Zerubbabel.
    Each one begins with an explicit date.
  4. The people have been back in the land for over 15 years, yet they have sown much but reaped little. Why has God not blessed them?

  5. Cyrus the Great, king of the Persian Empire, issued a decree in 539 B.C. to allow the Jews in Babylon to return to Judah and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem that had been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 587 (see Ezra 1:1-4). At first the people enthusiastically began the task of rebuilding the temple. However, the people soon became discouraged, and the job remained unfinished from 536-520. It was in 520 that God raised up Haggai and Zechariah to encourage the people to finish the job (Ezra 5:1-2). Within four years, the job was finished. According to Haggai's account, why was the people's initial response to his message less than enthusiastic?

  6. The people listen to Haggai's message and finish rebuilding the temple. But in comparison to Solomon's Temple, it seems as nothing. What does Yahweh say will happen to this temple in the future?

  7. A very important Messianic passage occurs in Haggai. As a descendant of David and governor of Judah, Zerubbabel was considered a contemporary representative of the coming Messiah, as was King David before him. In this role, to what does the Lord compare Zerubbabel?


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