The book of Haggai is one of the shortest books of prophets in the Bible. He who looks literally in the book thinks that it talks about events before the establishment of the 2nd Temple. But he who looks deeper, and so is the Zohar’s opinion, the verse at Haggai 2,9: “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former” shows that this is a prophecy for the future.

The book includes a few dates. The most vague date is Elul 24th (at Haggai 1,15: “on the twenty forth day of the sixth month (Elul)”), and that’s because nothing is written that is suppose to happen in this date.

Viewers of the Christian version of Haggai might not pay attention to the fact that this date is vague, because it appears at the end of Chapter 1. The dividing of the Bible to chapters was a late division done by Christians. The more ancient, and accurate division is the Jewish division to PARASHAs. According to this division, Parasha 4 begins at Haggai 1,15 (and ends at Haggai 2,5), and reads as follows:

On the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, in the second year of King Darius.

In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the word of the HaShem came by Haggai the prophet, saying: Speak now …

So the Jewish version further demonstrates that this date has a special meaning. At the night of this date, Elul 24th, the United States had declared official state of war, and recruited the whole world to this war.

Now we understand. This is the key to the dates mentioned in Haggai. It means that the dates are for the war.

The next date that is written is Tishrey 21st (“In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month“), the date of the Jewish holy-day “Hosha-na-Raba” (=deliver us please, oh Great One). At the exact night of Tishrey 21st – the war in Afghanistan began! Amazing !!

Nevertheless, Haggai 2, 6 adds about Tishrey 21st: “For thus says HaShem of hosts: Once more I will shake heaven and earth the sea and dry land. At Tishrey 21st there was an earthquake in Israel (Less than 5 on the Richter scale). It source was in the Arava, in South Israel (“dry land”).

The next date given is Kislev 24th (Haggai 2,10).

Afterwards (not clear if it is on the same date, or on the 24th of another month), it is written that HaShem says (Haggai 2, 21-22):

I am shaking heaven and earth.

I am overthrowing the throne of kingdoms;

I am destroying the strength of the Gentile kingdoms.

I am overthrowing the chariots

And those who ride in them;

The horses and their riders shall come down,

Every one by the sword of his brother