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Malachi, Book of
(1,117 words)

[German Version]

I. Title – II. Literary Features and Content of the Book – III. Literary and Reception History

I. Title

The book of Malachi (Mal), which is usually placed at the end of the Twelve Prophets (Prophetic books) in Bible manuscripts and editions, is attributed by the heading Mal 1:1 to a certain Malachi, albeit without mention of date or location. The Hebrew word מַלְאָכִי/malʾākî can be taken as a personal name, but may also be read as…

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Utzschneider, Helmut, “Malachi, Book of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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