Zechariah (Arabic: زكريا Zakariyya) is also a prophet in Islam, and is mentioned in the Qur'an as the father of Yaḥyā (John the Baptist). Zechariah is also believed by some Muslims to have been a martyr. An old tradition narrates that Zechariah was sawn in half, in a death which resembles that attributed to Isaiah in Lives of the Prophets.
- 1st century BC
- 1st century BC (or early 1st century AD), Jerusalem (Matthew 23:35), the Levant
- Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, Islam
Zechariah [a]  was a person in the Hebrew Bible traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets . Prophet [ edit] Zechariah as depicted by James Tissot The Book of Zechariah introduces him as the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo. 
Dec 2, 2016 · Zechariah is a priest A priest is someone whose responsibilities included offering sacrifices and taking care of the Temple of the Lord, and blessing the Lord’s name ( 1 Chr 23:13 ). One of their duties was to make sure that incense was burning before the Lord at all times.
Apr 24, 2014 · Zechariah ( Zacharias in the King James Version of the Bible) was the father of John the Baptist. He was a Jewish priest of the line of Abijah during the reign of King Herod the Great at the turn of the common era. He was husband of Elizabeth, who was also of a priestly lineage.
Jan 4, 2022 · King Zechariah was a wicked man, the last of Jehu’s doomed dynasty, and he was assassinated after only six months on the throne. And, finally, there is the priest Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5). It will be this Zechariah discussed in this article.
May 3, 2019 · There are two notable figures in the Bible called Zechariah (also spelled Zacharias or Zachariah). One was an Old Testament prophet who foretold in the days of Haggai and who composed the book of Zechariah (Ezra 5:1; Zechariah 1:1). This prophet named Zechariah was mentioned by Jesus as being murdered by the rebellious Jews of his day (Matthew ...
Zechariah in Islamic tradition) is a figure in the New Testament and the Quran, and venerated in Christianity and Islam. In the Bible he is the father of John the Baptist, a priest of the sons of Aaron in the Gospel of Luke , and the husband of Elizabeth who is a relative of the Virgin Mary .