Habakkuk 2

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Habakkuk 2
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The beginning of Habakkuk Commentary, 1QpHab, among the Dead Sea Scrolls from the 1st century BC.
BookBook of Habakkuk
Bible partOld Testament
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Habakkuk 2 is the second chapter of the Book of Habakkuk in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.[1][2] This book contains the prophecies spoken by the prophet Habakkuk, and is a part of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets.[3][4] This chapter and the previous one form a unit, which Sweeney sees as "a report of a dialogue between the prophet and YHWH" about the fate of Judah[5] which the biblical scholars, such as F. F. Bruce, label as "the oracle of Habakkuk".[6]


Textual version[edit]

  • The original text is written in Hebrew.

Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter in Hebrew language:[7]

Ancient translations in Koine Greek:

Verse 4[edit]

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him:
but the just shall live by his faith. (KJV)[9]

Verse 20[edit]

But the Lord is in his holy temple:
let all the earth keep silence before him. (KJV)[11]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Collins 2014.
  2. ^ Hayes 2015.
  3. ^ Metzger, Bruce M., et al. The Oxford Companion to the Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  4. ^ Keck, Leander E. 1996. The New Interpreter's Bible: Volume: VII. Nashville: Abingdon.
  5. ^ Sweeney, Marvin A. The Twelve Prophets (Vol.2): Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Berit Olam – Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry. David W. Cotter (ed.). Michael Glazier, 2000. p. 453-469. ISBN 978-0814650912
  6. ^ Bruce 2009, p. 831-840.
  7. ^ Würthwein, Ernst (1995). The Text of the Old Testament. Fortress press. ISBN 0-8028-0788-7.
  8. ^ Bernstein, Moshe J. "Pesher Habakkuk." Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, p.647
  9. ^ Habakkuk 2:4
  10. ^ The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version, Indexed. Michael D. Coogan, Marc Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, Editors. Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 2007. p. 1343 Hebrew Bible. ISBN 978-0195288810
  11. ^ Habakkuk 2:20
  12. ^ Wiegland (1992), p. 685.


  • Brown, Francis; Briggs, Charles A.; Driver, S. R. (1994). The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (reprint ed.). Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 978-1565632066.
  • Bruce, F.F. Habakkuk. In: The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary. Thomas Edward McComiskey (Ed.). Baker Academic. 2009. ISBN 978-0801036316
  • Collins, John J. (2014). Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. Fortress Press.
  • Gesenius, H. W. F. (1979). Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures: Numerically Coded to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, with an English Index. Translated by Tregelles, Samuel Prideaux (7th ed.). Baker Book House.
  • Hayes, Christine (2015). Introduction to the Bible. Yale University Press.
  • Wiegand, John P, ed. (1992). Song 685. Praise for the Lord. Praise Press. ISBN 0-89098-119-1.

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