Verse one identifies the author as the Prophet Haggai, whose Hebrew name means Feast. The Prophet Haggi was sent to the Exiles of the House of Judah living in Babylon and was written in approximately 520 B.C. Haggai challenge the people not to be discouraged and to examine their priorities and to glorify Elohim with reverence and with determination to restoration the Temple in spite of any opposition. He also urged them to turn from their sinfulness and to trust in Elohim’s sovereign power to accomplish their goals. The book records the problems they faced at this time and how the people courageously overcame and accomplished their goals in spite of the opposition around them by believing and trusting Elohim would provide for all their needs as long as they strived to be obedient.
Aleph/Tav את Used in HAGGAI: et אֶת 0 times, אֶת־ et- 7 times, אֵת eet 1 times, אֶת־ Et- 1 time, אֵת Eet 0 times, אָתְּ aat 0 time, אַתְּ at 0 times, אַתְּ־ at- 0 times, = Total 9
Vav/Aleph/Tav ואת Wa‘at וְאַתְּ 0 times, Wa‘eet וְאֵת 0 times, Wa‘et- וְאֶת־ 6 times = 6 Grand Total 15
Aleph/Tav ALERT: The Book of Haggai is only 2 short chapters and has a total of 15 Aleph/Tav את Symbols. The first Aleph/Tav את Symbol speaks of how the Yah-head (יהוה את) moved upon the people in 1:14 And stirred up יהוה את the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah ואת the spirit of Y’hoshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest ואת the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work on the House of יהוה of Hosts, their Elohim…and says to them in 2:3 who is left among you that saw את House in its former glory…5 According to את word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt and My Spirit dwell among you: fear not…6 For so says יהוה of Hosts: Yet once again, in a little while and I will shake את the heavens ואת and the earth ואת and the sea ואת and the dry land…7 and I will shake את all nations; and the precious things of all nations shall come; and I will fill את House with glory, says יהוה of Hosts…implying the Yah-head is going to move by His Spirit.