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Malachi

Malachi, Malache or Mal'achi was the traditional writer of the Book of Malachi, the last book of the Neviim section in the Hebrew Bible. No allusion is made to him by Ezra, he does not directly mention the restoration of the temple; the editors of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia implied that he prophesied after Haggai and Zechariah and speculated that he delivered his prophecies about 420 BCE, after the second return of Nehemiah from Persia, or before his return, comparing Malachi 2:8 with Nehemiah 13:15. In the Septuagint, or Greek Old Testament, the Prophetic Books are placed last, making the Book of Malachi the last protocanonical book before the Deuterocanonical books or The New Testament. According to the 1897 Easton's Bible Dictionary, it is possible that Malachi is not a proper name, but means "messenger of YHWH"; the Greek Old Testament superscription is ἐν χειρὶ ἀγγέλου αὐτοῦ. Because Malachi's name does not occur elsewhere in the Bible, some scholars doubt whether "Malachi" is intended to be the personal name of the prophet.

None of the other prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible or the Greek Old Testament are anonymous. The form mal'akhi, signifies "my messenger", but this form of itself would hardly be appropriate as a proper name without some additional syllable such as Yah, whence mal'akhiah, i.e. "messenger of Elohim." Haggai, in fact, is expressly designated "messenger of Elohim". Besides, the superscriptions prefixed to the book, in both the Septuagint and the Vulgate, warrant the supposition that Malachi's full name ended with the syllable -yah. At the same time the Greek Old Testament translates the last clause of Malachi 1:1, "by the hand of his messenger," and the Targum reads, "by the hand of my angel, whose name is called Ezra the scribe." The Jews of his day ascribed the Book of Malachi, the last book of prophecy, to Ezra, but if Ezra's name was associated with the book, it would hardly have been dropped by the collectors of the prophetic canon who lived only a century or two after Ezra's time. Certain traditions ascribe the book to Nehemiah.

Certain modern scholars, however, on the basis of the similarity of the title, declare it to be anonymous. Professor G. G. Cameron, suggests that the termination of the word "Malachi" is adjectival, equivalent to the Latin angelicus, signifying "one charged with a message or mission"; the term would thus be an official title, the thought would not be unsuitable to one whose message closed the prophetical canon of the Old Testament. Opinions vary as to the prophet's exact date, but nearly all scholars agree that Malachi prophesied during the Persian period, after the reconstruction and dedication of the second temple in 516 BCE; the prophet speaks of the "people's governor", as do Nehemiah. The social conditions portrayed appear to be those of the period of the Restoration. More Malachi lived and labored during the times of Ezra and Nehemiah; the abuses which Malachi mentions in his writings correspond so with those which Nehemiah found on his second visit to Jerusalem in 432 BCE that it seems reasonably certain that he prophesied concurrently with Nehemiah or shortly after.

According to Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, "Malachi describes a priesthood, forgetful of its duties, a Temple, underfunded because the people have lost interest in it, a society in which Jewish men divorce their Jewish wives to marry out of the faith." Tomb of the Prophets Haggai and Malachi This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George. "Malachi". Easton's Bible Dictionary. T. Nelson and Sons; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Isidore. "Malachi, Book of". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. A. Van Hoonacker. "Malachias". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. L. Vianès: Malachie. La Bible d'Alexandrie, vol. xxiii/12, Éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2011. Media related to Malachi at Wikimedia Commons Quotations related to Malachi at Wikiquote Prophet Malachi Orthodox icon and synaxarion

Fly Tour (Got7)

The Fly Tour was the first world tour by South Korean boy band Got7. The tour commenced one month before the release of the group's fifth mini album, Flight Log: Departure, was held between April and August 2016 kicking off in Seoul, onwards to Osaka, Bangkok, Singapore, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, finishing in Seoul once again. On February 26, 2016, Got7 released a comeback schedule for their mini album Flight Log: Departure, with the album and music video set for a March 21 release, they announced their first concert tour Fly which will be held in Seoul, United States of America, Thailand and Japan. Total available seats for confirmed concerts will be 103,985 seats. Artists Mark, JB, Jinyoung, BamBam and YugyeomTour organizer JYP EntertainmentTour promoter 4NOLOGUE One Production SubKulture Entertainment Ticketing partners Interpark Thaiticketmajor

Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City is a city in Cowley County, United States, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers in the southwestern part of the county. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,415; the name of this city is not pronounced like the nearby state of Arkansas, but rather as. Over the years there has been much confusion about the regional pronunciation of "Arkansas", which locals render as rather than. Throughout much of Kansas, residents use this alternative pronunciation when referring to the Arkansas River, as well as Arkansas Street in the city of Wichita. Present-day Arkansas City sits on the site of an ancestral Wichita city, which flourished from 1450 to 1700 and had an estimated population of 20,000. In 1601, New Mexico Governor Juan de Oñate led an expedition across the Great Plains and found a large settlement of Indians he called Rayados, they lived along the Walnut River in the eastern part of Arkansas City. Extensive remains of Indian settlements have been found along six miles of the Walnut River.

The Rayados were the ancestors of the Indians called Wichita. Wichita settlements from the 18th century are found a few miles south of Arkansas City on the west bank of the Arkansas River. European-American settlers first congregated in the area where Arkansas City now stands in the 1860s. Local Native Americans referred to the place as Nichonka, which translates as "place between the waters," a reference to the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers. Settlers established a town in 1870, they had difficulty choosing a name. The first post office in Arkansas City was established on May 16, 1870. In 1877, the Florence, El Dorado, Walnut Valley Railroad Company built a branch line from Florence to El Dorado, in 1881 it was extended to Douglass, to Arkansas City; the line was leased and operated by the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway. The line from Florence to El Dorado was abandoned in 1942; the original branch line connected Florence, Burns, De Graff, El Dorado, Douglass, Akron, Arkansas City.

Arkansas City grew through the latter part of the 19th century, enjoyed a population explosion starting in 1891, when thousands of people moved into the area in anticipation of the Cherokee Strip Land Run. It has been estimated that the city's population swelled from 5,000 to 150,000 as the nationally hyped federal land giveaway approached, shrank back to 5,000 in its aftermath. A small cave just east of town was a rest stop for Buffalo Bill Cody when he transited the area working the railroad and killing buffalo; the James–Younger Gang of outlaws hid out in a cave west of town when they rode through the area. At the turn of the century, Arkansas City was a rival to Wichita in size and enterprise, boasting several busy rail lines, an elegant opera house, numerous fine hotels, a manufacturing base and a bustling agricultural economy. There was a famous sanitarium at nearby Geuda Springs. A popular swimming hole called. Nearly 20 years the WPA would build the Paris Park pool in the same spot. African Americans were not allowed to swim in the Paris Park pool during the era of segregation and used a separate facility colloquially referred to as "the black pool" by local residents.

The Kirkwood Wind Engine Company, a former windmill manufacturer, was headquartered in Arkansas City near the turn of the 20th century. During the 1920s, Arkansas City had an active group of Ku Klux Klan; the group was concentrated in south-central and south-east Kansas. The state took action to shut down the group, most Klans disbanded by 1927. In 1928, the city's official fall festival, was inaugurated; this annual event still draws thousands of visitors each October, features a queen, a carnival, dozens of homegrown fair food vendors and a spectacular parade lasting two hours or more. During the 1955 Arkalalah celebration, retired Santa Fe steam locomotive 2542 was dedicated in Wilson Park, where it remains today; the city prospered through much of the 20th century, but by the 1980s, the community was facing economic challenges. The railroads shifted many of their crews to other stops, the old Rodeo meat packing plant, which for a short time was Morrell Meats, closed; the only passenger train that served Amtrak's Lone Star, was discontinued.

In 1996 Total Petroleum closed their refinery in Ark City with a loss of 170 jobs. By 2003 other large employers in Cowley County closed operations; the Binney & Smith plant closed with a loss of 400 jobs. Winfield State Hospital and Gordon Piatt Industries were closed in nearby Winfield with a combined loss of 973 jobs. Montgomery KONE Elevator and Central Plains Book Manufacturing at nearby Strother Field were shuttered. Arkansas City is now home to state-of-the-art meat processor Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC which employs over 700 workers. Several smaller manufacturing companies are expanding their operations while new start ups are finding a home in Cowley County due in part to the workforce supplied by the two local colleges in the county. Both cities, only 11 miles apart, now have large Wal-Mart stores.