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Book of Habakkuk

(huh - bak' - uk)

General Information

Habakkuk is one of the books of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament of the Bible. It is a discussion of the problem of evil. The prophet asks how God permits his will to be accomplished through oppression and lawlessness; the answer given is that individuals survive through fidelity to God, even when nations tumble.

Book of Habakkuk

Brief Outline

  1. Perplexity of the Prophet as to why the sinful Jews are not punished, and why God should use a heathen nation to punish the Jews. (1)
  2. God's answer that the proud Chaldeans will themselves be punished (2)
  3. Prayer of Habakkuk (3)


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