Old Testament

Wisdom and Poetical Books

How does the book of Habakkuk begin?

It begins with a complaint from Habakkuk to God: “O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you ‘Violence!’ and you will not save?” (NRSV, Habakkuk 1:2) Habakkuk was unhappy with the status quo in Judah.


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