Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Malachi, the name borne by one (traditionally the latest in date) of the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, though it is doubtful whether the name refers to the man or the book. A Hebrew tradition identifies him with Ezra. The book is chiefly taken up with upbraiding the people for falling away from their national customs, and with advocating a return to Jehovah and the Deuteronomic Law.