Haggai was a Hebrew prophet during the building of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, one of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the author of the Book of Haggai. He is known for his prophecy in 520 BCE, his name means "my holiday." He was the first of three post-exile prophets from the Neo-Babylonian Exile of the House of Judah, who belonged to the period of Jewish history which began after the return from captivity in Babylon. Scarcely anything is known of his personal history, he may have been one of the captives taken to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. He began God’s prophesy about sixteen years after the return of the Jews to Judah; the work of rebuilding the temple had been put to a stop through the intrigues of the Samaritans. After having been suspended for eighteen years, the work was resumed through the efforts of Haggai and Zechariah, they exhorted the people, which roused them from their lethargy, induced them to take advantage of a change in the policy of the Persian government under Darius I.

The name Haggai, with various vocalizations, is found in the Book of Esther, as a eunuch servant of the Queen. Haggai prophesied about the people needing to complete building the Temple; the new Temple was bound to exceed the awesomeness of the previous Temple. He claimed if the Temple was not built there would be poverty and drought affecting the Jewish nation. There is a controversy regarding. According to scholars, they credit it to his students. However, Jewish Tradition believe; the Men of the Great Assembly are traditionally known for continuing the work of Nehemiah. Haggai supported the officials of his time Zerubbabel, the governor, Joshua the High Priest. In the Book of Haggai, God refers to Zerubbabel as "my servant" as King David was, says he will make him as a "signet ring," as King Jehoiachin was; the signet ring symbolized a ring worn on the hand of Yahweh, showing that a king held divine favour. Thus, Haggai is implicitly, but not explicitly, saying that Zerubbabel would preside over a restored Davidic kingdom.

The Persian Empire was growing weak, Haggai saw time as an opportunity to restore the Davidic Kingdom. He believed that the Kingdom of David was able to take back their part in Jewish issues. Haggai’s message was directed to the nobles and Zerubbabel, as he would be the first Davidic monarch restored, he saw this as important worship. Haggai, in rabbinic writing, is referred to as one of the men of the Great Assembly; the Babylonian Talmud mentions a tradition concerning the prophet Haggai, saying that he gave instruction concerning three things: that it is not lawful for a man whose brother married his daughter to consummate a levirate marriage with one of his deceased brother's co-wives. On the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar, Haggai is commemorated as a prophet, his feast day is 16 December. He is commemorated, in common with the other righteous persons of the Old Testament, on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers. Haggai is commemorated with the other Minor prophets in the Calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on 31 July.

In the Masonic degree of Holy Royal Arch Haggai is one of the Three Principals of the Chapter. Named after Haggai the prophet and accompanies Zerubbabel, Prince of the People, Joshua, the son of Josedech, the High Priest. Book of Haggai Tomb of the Prophets Haggai and Malachi This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George. "Haggai". Easton's Bible Dictionary. T. Nelson and Sons. Prophet Haggai Orthodox icon and synaxarion

Richard Henry Tizard

Richard Henry Tizard was a distinguished engineer and founding Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. The 1960s were a period of turbulence in academic governance, Cambridge students did not revolt less than their peers at LSE and elsewhere. Tizard came from a family of high achievers with a productive stubborn streak, he used his political skills to marshal his grammar and public school intake behind a programme of historic renewal and reform in the University. In 1969, he led his colleagues to accept students into membership of the College Council and to admit women, the first Cambridge men's college to do so. In 1970 Churchill's student union, the Junior Common Room, inspired by the worldwide student democracy movement, led the NUS in taking the Cambridge Town Clerk to the High Court to overturn a 19th-century precedent that denied students the right to vote in their university towns; this new interpretation of electoral law was made possible by the Labour Government's Sixth Reform Act. As Senior Tutor, Tizard pioneered outreach.

After his retirement, he discussed with non-resident members of the JCR the possibility of their extending his outreach activity to 30 primary schools. Sir Henry Tizard Arthur Ransome Thomas Henry Tizard The Times, 15 December 2005, Distinguished engineer and influential founding Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge The Independent, 10 October 2005, The Stanford Tizard Programme


Hairareb is a 2019 Namibian drama film directed by Oshoveli Shipoh on his directorial debut. The film stars David Claudine de Groot in the lead roles; the plot of the film is loosely based on a novel with the same title written by August C. Bikeur and the titular role was played by the lead actor David Ndjavera; the film was released on 30 August 2019. Prior to the release of the film, it was regarded as one of the most anticipated Namibian films of 2019, it received critical acclaim from the critics for its narrative and cinematography. The film was premiered in few international film festivals; the project was announced by newcomer Oshoveli Shipoh as his maiden directorial venture and the principal photography commenced in October 2018 and went on floors continuously until January 2019. The official teaser was unveiled in October 2018; the portions of the film were shot and set in Okarundu and in Otjimbingwe. The film is produced by production studio Ndapunikwa Investments in association with the Namibia Film Commission.

The official trailer of the film was unveiled on 1 March 2019. David Ndjavera as Hairareb Claudine de Groot as Ininis Hazel Hinda as Moira The plot follows a flashback storyline where a boy finds a diary in the past and begins to read it, revealing the life of his father and his hidden truths. Hairareb, a wealthy farmer fighting hard to stay afloat in the terrible drought marries a young attractive beautiful lady Ininis with hidden motives; when he marries her, he struggles to talk to her independently. The relationship between them starts to break up due to their personality differences; the film received seven nominations at the 2019 Namibia Theatre and Film Awards