Talk:Habakkuk

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Stub status[edit]

to content knowledgable editors

The stub template was added to this article in March 2005 and the text has not expanded since that time. Should we assume that the article is reasonably comprehensive for top level concepts related to the topic and that it is merely lacking detail? If yes, then the article could be removed from the stub category, having graduated from it. Thanks for the input. Courtland 13:43, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Who were the Chaldeans?[edit]

The article says his book, which consists of five oracles about the Chaldeans (Assyrians), but in the context of Habukkuk's prophecy, weren't the Chaldeans the Babylonians?

The Chaldeans were one of two Babylonian cultures. The other group were the Akkadians. You are correct that they are not the same as the Assyrians. --EncycloPetey 00:39, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

The Sopherim[edit]

I added an item to this article about the eighteen emendations of the Sopherim (actrually there were more than eighteen) in which the professional Jewish scribes say they changed part of the text because it appeared to show disrespect for God. Habakkuk 1:12 was a case in point, and I made a notation accordingly--to show that the original reading was "You [God] do not die" rather than "we shall not die"--but my addition was removed. Why? Dougie monty (talk) 07:27, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

This article is about the person/prophet; it is not about the scriptual text. --EncycloPetey (talk) 14:15, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Another "See Also"?[edit]

This article is mostly biblical, but do you think it would be ok to add a cross reference to Project Habakkuk in the "See Also" section? Does the link from the disambiguation link cover that? The Project Habakkuk article has the quote "I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told." (Habakkuk 1:5, NIV)" with a cross reference to this article. AdderUser (talk) 21:48, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Probably not. The Habakkuk article is about the prophet, and the reference is to the Book of Habakkuk, which is what is actually linked from the Project Habakkuk article. (see the coding) --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:44, 21 June 2008 (UTC)