Most Hebrew prophecies contain pointed references to the foreign politics and social relations of the nation at the time.
Prophecies, sometimes directed to the faithful flock or to the princes,.
The book of Haggai contains four short prophecies delivered between the first day of the sixth month and the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month - that is, between September and December - of the second year of Darius the king.
In thus looking forward to a shaking of all nations Haggai agrees with earlier prophecies, especially Isa.
1 in Field's Hexapla; Kohler, Weissagungen Haggai's, 32; Wright, Zechariah and his Prophecies, xix.