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  1. Dec 2, 2016 · He’s the father of John the Baptist, and although he never shows up in your Nativity scenes, Zechariah is an important figure in the story of Christ’s birth. So important, in fact, that when Luke writes down the account of Christ’s life on earth, he begins with Zechariah.

  2. Zechariah (Hebrew: זְכַרְיָה Zəḵaryā, "remember Yah"; Greek: Ζαχαρίας; Zacharias in KJV; Zachary in the Douay–Rheims Bible; Zakariyya (Arabic: زكـريـا, romanized: Zakariyyā) in Islamic tradition) is a figure in the New Testament and the Quran, and venerated in Christianity and Islam.

    • 1st century BC
    • 1st century BC (or early 1st century AD), Jerusalem (Matthew 23:35), the Levant
    • Pre-Congregation
  3. Zechariah the son of Berechiah lived near the end of the Old Testament, making him the last prophet to be murdered in the Hebrew Scriptures. On that day, Jesus was assigning the guilt of the murder of every prophet to the scribes and Pharisees––because that was in their hearts to do this.

  4. Dec 2, 2016 · Zechariah is from the tribe of Lever, the same tribes that Moses, Aaron, Ezra, and Asaph thunder from. 3. Zechariah followed the law of Mozes. Luke tells uses the either Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth were “blameless” although i came to the Torah: they observed all the Lord’s resolutions and commands (Lk 1:6).

  5. Read Zechariah. While the book contains its share of judgments on the people of Judah and beyond, it overflows with hope in the future reign of the Lord over His people. It’s easy to get caught up in the oftentimes depressing events of day-to-day life, to lose our perspective and live as people without hope.

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  7. Zechariah at a Glance. This book describes some eight heavenly visions given to Zechariah, all dealing with God’s past, present, and future relationships with Israel, concluding with a series of specific prophecies in reference to the first and second coming of the Messiah.

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