AGGAEUS (AGGEUS, HAGGAI) Prophet. (July 4) (6th century B.C.) The tenth among the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. Very little is recorded or preserved by tradition concerning him. His prophecy is brief and contains his commission to deliver the Divine message to King Darius Hystaspes of Persia, to forward the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem. He seems himself to have seen the former Temple, in which supposition he must have been a very aged man when he delivered his prophecy ; but a contrary belief among the Jews has it that he was born during the exile, and that he lived to see the second temple (B.C. 516).