Haggai 2:9
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9  The glory of this latter House shall be greater than that of the former one, said the lord of Hosts; and in this place I will grant prosperity—declares the lord of Hosts.

ga-DOL yih-YEH k’-VOD ha-BA-yit ha-ZEH ha-a-kha-RON min HA-ri-SHON a-MAR a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT u-va-ma-KOM ha-ZEH e-TAYN sha-LOM n’-UM a-do-NAI tz’-va-OT

ט  גָּדוֹל יִהְיֶה כְּבוֹד הַבַּיִת הַזֶּה הָאַחֲרוֹן מִן־הָרִאשׁוֹן אָמַר יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת וּבַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה אֶתֵּן שָׁלוֹם נְאֻם יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת׃

 2:9  And in this place I will grant prosperity

Chagai prophesies of a time when all the nations of the world will recognize Hashem, Whose glory rests on the Beit Hamikdash in Yerushalayim (ירושלים). Chagai promises that “in this place I will grant shalom (שלום),” translated here as ‘prosperity’ but generally meaning ‘peace’. The word makom (מקום), ‘place,’ often refers to a sacred place that God chooses (see for example Deuteronomy 12:5, 1 Kings 8:29, 30), and specifically refers to Yerushalayim (see for example II Kings 22:16). This promise of peace in Yerushalayim corresponds with the tradition that Yerushalayim is the city of peace, and is reflected in the Hebrew name of the city. Yerushalayim is derived from two words, yerush shalom (ירוש-שלום), ‘an inheritance of peace.’

Peeking through the trees at the Holy City of Jerusalem. Photo by Rebecca Kowalsky.

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  • COULD HAGGAI BE SPEAKING OF THE FUTURE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM
    COMING DOWN FROM ON HIGH – THAT THE WORLD WILL BE BLESSED FOLLOWING THAT?

    • Many commentators explain that Haggai is speaking about the future city of Jerusalem and the Third Temple. According to those commentators, the shaking of heaven and earth (verse 6) is a reference to the war and the great miracles that will accompany the final redemption and the building of the Temple. There is an opinion that the Third Temple will descend ready made from heaven. It is possible to suggest that this is one of the miracles that will shake heaven and earth at that time.

 

Haggai 2:9

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