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Old Testament Prophets

Major Prophets

Minor Prophets

The Holy Prophet Haggai, or "Aggaeos" in Greek, is the tenth of the Twelve Minor Prophets. He was born of the Tribe of Levi during the Babylonian Captivity and was the first prophet to preach after the return from captivity in approximately 538 B.C.

His name is interpreted as "Feast of Yahweh" in the Synaxarion, and as "Banqueter" by Saint Ambrose. In the Septuagint, Psalm 145, Psalm 146, Psalm 147, and Psalm 148 are attributed to "Aggeus and Zacharias".

The Prophet Haggai is also referenced in Esdras.


  • Holy Apostles Convent. (2002). The Holy Prophet Aggaeos. In The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church (pp. 653–669).