alachi was the last of the prophets, and is supposed to have
prophesied B.C. 420. He reproves the priests and the people for
the evil practices into which they had fallen, and invites them
to repentance and reformation, with promises of the blessings to
be bestowed at the coming of the Messiah. And now that prophecy
was to cease, he speaks clearly of the Messiah, as nigh at hand,
and directs the people of God to keep in rememberance the law of
Moses, while they were in expectation of the gospel of Christ.