Habakkuk lived at the same time as Jeremiah. Not a lot is known about Habakkuk, but we do know he was very religious.
Habakkuk lived in Judah toward the end of Josiah's reign or at the beginning of Jehoiakim's. His prophecy about the Babylonian invasion is thought to happen a little before or after the battle of Carchemish. This occurs when Egyptian forces were routed by the Babylonians and were pursued as far as the Egyptian border. Habakkuk probably lived to see his prophecy fulfilled.
"Habakkuk is somewhat unique amongst the prophetic writings because it includes no oracle addressed to Israel. Instead, it contains a dialogue between the prophet and God. Habakkuk argues with God over his ways that appear to him unfathomable, if not unjust. Having received replies, he responds with a beautiful confession of faith.This account of wrestling with God is, however, not just a fragment from a private journal that has somehow entered the public domain, it was composed for Israel. " “Book of Habakkuk - Read, Study Bible Verses Online.” Bible Study Tools, www.biblestudytools.com/habakkuk/.