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Malachi, Book of
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1. Name, Author, Form

“Malachi” is not the name of a prophet but simply means “my messenger” (see 3:1). We do not know, then, the name of the author. The work consists of six discussions setting out a thesis, stating the arguments against it, then establishing it and drawing out the implications. This form influenced later scribal disputations (Scribes) in early Judaism.

2. Contents

The book deals with the people’s offering of worthless sacrifices and reduced tithes, divorce and mixed marriages, and proclamation of the…

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Thiel, Winfried, “Malachi, Book of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M29>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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