Habakkuk Graphics

Habakkuk Time

 Jeremiah becomes a prophetHabakkuk becomes a prophet  King Josiah dies in battle Daniel taken captive to BabylonEzekiel a captive in Babylon; Zedekiah becomes king  Habakkuk's ministry endsFall of Judah; Jerusalem destroyed 
627 B.C.  612 609605  597589  586


Vital statistics

 Purpose: To show that God is still in control of the world despite the apparent triumph of evil
 Author: Habakkuk
 Original audience: The people of Judah (the southern kingdom)
 Date written:  Between 612 and 589 B.C.
 Setting: Babylon was becoming the dominant world power and Judah would soon feel Babylon's destructive force.
 Key verse: "I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy" (3:2)
 Key people: Habakkuk, the Babylonians 
 Key place: Judah

The Rulers and Prophets of Habakkuk's Time



Kings of Assyria



669                                        633


629            612

Ashuruballit 612-609


 Ashuretililani 633-629

 Fall of Nineveh

Kings of Babylon



626              605


605                        562


Kings of Judah (Southern Kingdom)

           Jehoiachin 3 months

640         Josiah          609

Jehoiakim  609-597

Zedekiah  597-586

         Jehoahaz 3 months 
         Judah taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.

Habakkuk and His Contemporary Prophets

(Southern Kingdom)


650         Nahum         620

HABAKKUK 621      609


593 Ezekiel 559


605            Daniel             536


627                   Jeremiah                   574


636 Zephaniah 623





Personality Profile: Habakkuk

1:1 Name may mean: “Embraced &(by God &).”
Occupation: Prophet of the Lord, and possibly also a temple musician or singer (Hab. 3:19).
Best known today as: The prophet whose “burden” is given in the book of Habakkuk, possibly written at about the same time as the battle of Carchemish (c. 605 a.d.; see Jer. 46:2).
Word in life study Bible . 1997, c1996 (electronic ed.) (Hab 1.2). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.


Served as a prophet to Judah from 612-589 B.C.
 Judah's last four kings were wicked men who rejected God and oppressed their own people. Babylon invaded Judah twice before finally destroying in 586 B.C. It was a time of fear, oppression, persecution, lawlessness, and immorality. 

 Habakkuk couldn't understand why God seemed to do nothing about the wickedness in society. Then he realized that faith in God alone would supply the answers to his questions. 

 Instead of questioning the ways of God, we should realize that he is totally just and we should have faith that he is in control and that one dasy evil will be utterly destroyed. 

 Jeremiah (627-586 B.C.), Daniel (605-536 B.C.), Ezekiel (593-571 B.C.).

The Blueprint

   1) HABAKKUK'S COMPLAINTS (1:1-2:20)

   2) HABAKKUK'S PRAYER (3:1-19)

 When Habakkuk was troubled, he brought his concerns directly to Go. After receiving God's answer, he responded with a prayer of faith. Habakkuk's example is one that should encourage us as we struggle to move  from doubt to faith. We don't have to be afraid to ask questions of God. The problem is not with God and his ways but with our limited understanding of him. 

Habakkuk Overview

Herman Puchi,
Oct 25, 2011, 1:09 AM