Malachi, Malachias or Mal'achi ( //; Hebrew: מַלְאָכִי, Modern Mal'akhi Tiberian Malʼāḵî ; "My Messenger", see malakh) was a Jewish prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He had two brothers, Nathaniel and Josiah. Malachi was the writer of the Book of Malachi, the last book of the Neviim (prophets) section in the Jewish Tanakh. In the Christian Old Testament, the Prophetic Books are placed last, making Book of Malachi the last Old Testament book before the New Testament. No allusion is made to him by Ezra, however, and he does not directly mention the restoration of the temple. The editors of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia implied that he prophesied after Haggai and Zechariah (Malachi 1:10; 3:1, 3:10) and speculated that he delivered his prophecies about 420 BC, after the second return of Nehemiah from Persia (Book of Nehemiah13:6), or possibly before his return, comparing Malachi 2:8 with Nehemiah 13:15; Malachi 2:10-16 with Nehemiah 13:23).
According to the 1897 Easton's Bible Dictionary, it is possible that Malachi is not a proper name, but simply means "messenger of YHWH". The Septuagint superscription is ὲν χειρὶ ἀγγήλου αὐτοῦ, (by the hand of his messenger).
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- This article incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897), a publication now in the public domain.
- This article incorporates text from the 1901–1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, a publication now in the public domain.
- A. Van Hoonacker (1913). "Malachias (Malachi)". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
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Malachi — 1 Malachi 2 Malachi 3 Malachi 4 … The King James version of the Bible
Malachi — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: John Malachi (1919–1987), US amerikanischer Jazzpianist und Arrangeur Kai Malachi (* 1992), israelischer Eishockeyspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung meh … Deutsch Wikipedia
Malachi — masc. proper name, O.T. name of the last in order of the Twelve Prophets, from Heb. Mal akhi, lit. my messenger, from mal akh messenger, from Semitic base l k (Cf. Arabic la aka he sent ) … Etymology dictionary
Malachi — [mal′ə kī΄] n. [Heb mal ākhī, lit., my messenger] Bible 1. a Hebrew prophet of the 5th cent. B.C. 2. the book containing prophecies attributed to him: abbrev. Mal or Mi … English World dictionary
Malachi — /mal euh kuy /, n. 1. a Minor Prophet of the 5th century B.C. 2. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Mal. Also, Douay Bible, Malachias /mal euh kuy euhs/. * * * The anonymous author of the biblical book of Malachi and the last of the… … Universalium
Malachi — noun 1. a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC • Syn: ↑Malachias • Instance Hypernyms: ↑prophet 2. an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi • Syn: ↑Malachias, ↑Book of Malachi … Useful english dictionary
Malachi — noun Etymology: Hebrew Mal ākhī Date: 14th century 1. a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible table 2. used as the conventional name for the unidentified fifth century B.C. writer of the book of Malachi … New Collegiate Dictionary
Malachi — Messenger or angel, the last of the minor prophets, and the writer of the last book of the Old Testament canon (Mal. 4:4, 5, 6). Nothing is known of him beyond what is contained in his book of prophecies. Some have supposed that the name is… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Malachi 1 — 1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi. 2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and … The King James version of the Bible
Malachi — MalÂ·aÂ·chi || mÃ¦lÉ™kaÉª n. minor Biblical prophet of the 5th century BC; book of the Old Testament named for the prophet Malachi; male first name … English contemporary dictionary