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Bible Names N-Z: Zechariah


Zechariah (Hebrew Prophet) in Wikipedia Zechariah (Hebrew: זְכַרְיָה, Modern Zekharya Tiberian Zəḵaryā, "YHWH has remembered"; Greek: Ζαχαριας Zakharias; Latin: Zacharias, for more information see Zechariah (given name)) was a person in the Hebrew Bible (Jewish Tanakh) and Christian Old Testament. He was the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the twelve minor prophets...

Zechariah (priest) in Wikipedia In the Bible, Zechariah (Ζαχαρίας in Greek, Zacharias in KJV, Zachary in the Douay-Rheims Bible, and زكريا in Arabic), was the father of John the Baptist, and a relative by marriage of Jesus...

Zechariah in Easton's Bible Dictionary Jehovah is renowned or remembered. (1.) A prophet of Judah, the eleventh of the twelve minor prophets. Like Ezekiel, he was of priestly extraction. He describes himself (1:1) as "the son of Berechiah." In Ezra 5:1 and 6:14 he is called "the son of Iddo," who was properly his grandfather. His prophetical career began in the second year of Darius (B.C. 520), about sixteen years after the return of the first company from exile. He was contemporary with Haggai (Ezra 5:1). His book consists of two distinct parts, (1) chapters 1 to 8, inclusive, and (2) 9 to the end. It begins with a preface (1:1-6), which recalls the nation's past history, for the purpose of presenting a solemn warning to the present generation. Then follows a series of eight visions (1:7-6:8), succeeding one another in one night, which may be regarded as a symbolical history of Israel, intended to furnish consolation to the returned exiles and stir up hope in their minds. The symbolical action, the crowning of Joshua (6:9-15), describes how the kingdoms of the world become the kingdom of God's Christ...

Zechariah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Eleventh of the 12 minor prophets. Son of Berechiah, grandson of Iddo; Ezra (Ezra 5:1; Exr 6:14) says son of Iddo, omitting Berechiah the intermediate link, as less known, and perhaps having died early. Zechariah was probably, like Ezekiel, priest as well as prophet, Iddo being the priest who returned with Zerubbabel and Joshua from Babylon (Nehemiah 12:4; Nehemiah 12:16). His priestly birth suits the sacerdotal character of his prophecies (Zechariah 6:13). He left Babylon, where he was born, very young. Zechariah began prophesying in youth (Zechariah 2:4), "this young man. In the eighth month, in Darius' second year (520 B.C.), Zechariah first prophesied with Haggai (who began two months earlier) in support of Zerubbabel and Shealtiel in the building of the temple, which had been suspended under Pseudo- Smerdis Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:24; Ezra 5:1-2; Ezra 6:14). The two, "Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo" the priest prophet, according to a probable tradition composed psalms for the liturgy of the temple: Psalms 137; 146 to 148, according to Septuagint; Psalm 125, 126 (See NEHEMIAH) according to the Peshito; Psalm 111 according to Vulgate...

Zechariah in Hitchcock's Bible Names same as Zachariah

Zechariah in Naves Topical Bible -1. A Reubenite 1Ch 5:7 -2. Three Levites in the days of David 1Ch 9:21; 15:18,20,24; 16:5; 26:2,14 -3. A Benjamite 1Ch 9:37 Called ZACHER in 1Ch 8:31 -4. Two Kohathites 1Ch 24:25; 2Ch 34:12 -5. A Merarite porter in the temple 1Ch 26:11 -6. Father of Iddo 1Ch 27:21 -7. A prince sent by Jehoshaphat along with priests and Levites to teach in the cities 2Ch 17:7 -8. A Levite, and father of Jahaziel 2Ch 20:14 -9. Son of Jehoshaphat 2Ch 21:2 -10. High priest, and son or grandson of Jehoiada Put to death for prophesying against Jerusalem 2Ch 24:20-22,25; Mt 23:35; Lu 11:51 -11. A prophet during the reign of Uzziah 2Ch 26:5 -12. A ruler of the temple 2Ch 35:8 -13. The prophet Son of Berechiah Zec 2:4 Prophesied during the reign of Darius Ezr 4:24; 5:1; 6:14; Zec 1:1,7; 7:1 Probably the priest mentioned in Ne 12:16; Ezr 8:3,11,16 -14. Two chiefs who returned with Ezra Ezr 8:3,11,16 -15. Name of various Jews after the captivity Ezr 10:26; Ne 8:4; 11:4,5,12; 12:16 -16. A priest and temple musician Ne 12:35,41 -17. Perhaps identical with number eleven above Isa 8:2 -18. A Levite during the reign of Hezekiah 2Ch 29:13 -19. ZECHARIAH (ZECHARIAS) See ZACHARIAH

Zechariah in Smiths Bible Dictionary 1. The eleventh in order of the twelve minor prophets. He is called in his prophecy the son of Berechiah and the grandson of Iddo, whereas in the book of Ezra, Ezr 5:1; 6:14 he is said to have been the son of Iddo. It is natural to suppose as the prophet himself mentions his father's name, whereas the book of Ezra mentions only Iddo, that Berechiah had died early, and that there was now no intervening link between the grandfather and the grandson. Zechariah, like Jeremiah and Ezekiel before him, was priest as well as prophet. He seems to have entered upon his office while yet young, Zec 2:4 and must have been born in Babylon whence he returned with the first caravan of exiles under Zerubbabel and Jeshua. It was in the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, that he first publicly discharged his office. In this he acted in concert with Haggai. Both prophets had the same great object before them; both directed all their energies to the building of the second temple. To their influence we find the rebuilding of the temple in a great measure ascribed. If the later Jewish accounts may be trusted, Zechariah, as well as Haggai, was a member of the Great Synagogue. The genuine writings of Zechariah help us but little in our estimate of his character. Some faint traces, however, we may observe in them, of his education in Babylon. He leans avowedly on the authority of the older prophets, and copies their expressions. Jeremiah especially seems to have been his favorite; and hence the Jewish saying that "the spirit of Jeremiah dwelt in Zechariah." But in what may be called the peculiarities of his prophecy, he approaches more nearly to Ezekiel and Daniel. Like them he delights in visions; like them he uses symbols and allegories rather than the bold figures and metaphors which lend so much force and beauty to the writings of the earlier prophets. Generally speaking, Zechariah's style is pure, and remarkably free from Chaldaisms...

Zechariah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE zek-a-ri'-a (zekharyahu, or zekharyah; the Septuagint Zacharia(s)): A very common name in the Old Testament. The form, especially the longer form, of the name would suggest for its meaning, "Yah remembers" or "Yah is renowned," and the name was doubtless understood in this sense in later times. But the analogies with ZACCUR, ZECHER, ZICHRI (which see), etc., make some original ethnic derivation probable. (1) King of Israel, son of Jeroboam II (the King James Version "Zachariah"). See the next article. (2) The grandfather of King Hezekiah, through Hezekiah's mother Abi (2 Ki 18:2, the King James Version "Zachariah" parallel 2 Ch 29:1). (3) A contemporary of Isaiah, taken by Isaiah as a trustworthy witness in the matter of the sign Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isa 8:1). As his father's name was Jeberechiah, some support seems to be offered to theories of those who would make him the author of certain portions of Zechariah...

Zechariah Scripture - 2 Chronicles 21:2 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these [were] the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.

Zechariah Scripture - 2 Chronicles 35:8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave unto the priests for the passover offerings two thousand and six hundred [small cattle], and three hundred oxen.

Zechariah Scripture - Nehemiah 11:4 And at Jerusalem dwelt [certain] of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez;

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