Habakkuk 1

Habakkuk is unusual among the prophetical books in that it tells a story. In this, it is similar to Jonah, which is also the record of a prophet’s experience. Jonah gives the account of a prophet’s failure to sympathize with God. Habakkuk gives the account of a prophet’s failure to understand God. Jonah deals with a problem posed by Nineveh, and Habakkuk deals with a problem posed by Babylon. Habakkuk is a book in which a man, the prophet, asked questions and received answers.

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