Haggai 1:15

15 1on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

Haggai 1:15 Meaning and Commentary

Haggai 1:15

In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month
Or, "in the four and twentieth of the month, in the sixth"; in that sixth month before mentioned, ( Haggai 1:1 ) . On this day they came and worked; not the sixth from Tisri, for the Jews had two ways of beginning their years, which would have answered to part of February; and, therefore, chose by some interpreters as being a proper time to begin building; but no regard is had to the fitness of the season, but to the order of the Lord; but the sixth month from Nisan, and answers to part of August; for so the months are reckoned in the prophecy of Zechariah, who began to prophecy the same year as Haggai did; see ( Zechariah 1:1 Zechariah 1:7 ) ( Zechariah 7:1 ) this was three and twenty days after the prophecy was delivered out; during which time they might be employed in cutting of stones, and sawing and hewing of wood, as Jarchi suggests, and preparing for work in the temple: in the second year of Darius the king; (See Gill on Haggai 1:1). Here some begin a new chapter, but wrongly; since, if these words do not belong to the preceding, there would be a contradiction in joining them with the beginning of the next.

Haggai 1:15 In-Context

13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke to the people with the LORD's message, "I am with you, declares the LORD."
14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
15 on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

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