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חַגַּי (חגי, עזרא ה )
A prophet who lives during the end of Israel's exile. Under the Persian king, כּוֹרֶשׁ , the Jews received permission to return to their land and restore the Temple. Yet, for various reasons, building of the בית המקדש stalled during the tenure of כורש 's son, דָּרְיָוֶשׁ . This delay spurs the prophet חגי to exhort his compatriots to proceed with the project. חגי appeals successfully to זְרֻבָּבֶל בֶּן שְׁאַלְתִּיאֵל , the governor of יהודה , and יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בֶּן יְהוֹצָדָק the כהן גדול of the period, to lead their flock in the holy work. חגי claims that God is disappointed with the people who strive to improve their own station while ignoring the ruined Temple (1:4). The prophet attributes the people's poverty to this neglect (1:5-11). If, however, the people of Israel invest their time in building the בית המקדש , God will be with them and the second Temple will be greater than the first one was (chapter 2). The exhortation of חגי and his contemporary, זְכַרְיָה , persuade Israel to complete construction of Israel's religious centre. The Gemara states that God's communication with man ended with the prophets חגי , זְכַרְיָה and מַלְאָכִי (סנהדרין יא .).
חַגִּי בֶּן גָּד (בראשית מו:טז, במדבר כו:טו )
חַגִּיָּה בֶּן שִׁמְעָא (דברי הימים א ו:טו)
חַגִּית (שמואל ב ג:ד, דברי הימים א ג:ב)