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[[Image:habbakuk.jpg|right|thumb|150px|Holy Prophet Habakkuk]]
The Holy '''Prophet Habakkuk''', the eighth of the [[Twelve Minor Prophets]], was descended from the Tribe of Simeon, and he prophesied around 650 B.C.
The Holy '''Prophet Habakkuk foresaw the destruction of the [[Jerusalem Temple]]''', the [[Babylonian Captivity]] and the later return eighth of the captives to their native land. During the war with the Babylonians the [[prophetProphet|Twelve Minor Prophets]] withdrew to Arabia, where the following miracle occurred. When he was bringing dinner to descended from the reapers, he met an [[angel]] Tribe of the LordSimeon, and instantly by the strength of his spirit he was transported to Babylon, where at the time the [[Daniel|Prophet Daniel]] was languishing in prison. The food intended for the reapers assuaged the hunger of the exhausted Prophet Daniel (Danprophesied around 650 B. 14:33-37)C.
The Prophet Habakkuk foresaw the destruction of the [[Jerusalem Temple]], the [[Babylonian Captivity]] and the later return of the captives to their native land. During the war with the Babylonians the [[prophet]] withdrew to Arabia, where the following miracle occurred. When he was bringing dinner to the reapers, he met an [[angel]] of the Lord, and instantly by the strength of his spirit he was transported to Babylon, where at the time the [[Prophet Daniel]] was languishing in prison. The food intended for the reapers assuaged the hunger of the exhausted Prophet Daniel (Dan. 14:33-37).  After the end of the war with the Babylonians, the Prophet Habakkuk returned to his homeland and died at a great old age. His relics were found at the time of Emperor [[Theodosius the Younger (408-450)Great]], together with the relics of the [[Micah|Prophet Micah ]] (August 14).
The Fourth Ode of the [[Psalter]] ("O Lord, I have heard thy report, and was afraid...") is based on Habakkuk 3:2-19. His feast day is on [[December 2]].
==Sources==
*[http://www.oca.org/FSlives.asp www.oca.org - Lives of Saints, December 2.]
==External link==
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