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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. The book of Zechariah contains the clearest and the largest number of messianic (about the Messiah) passages among the Minor Prophets. In that respect, it’s possible to think of the book of Zechariah as a kind of miniature book of Isaiah.

  3. 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 Jewish figure in the New Testament and the Quran, and venerated in Christianity and Islam.

  4. May 3, 2019 · Who was Zechariah in the Bible? 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).

  5. Jun 18, 2004 · The Rejection of the Messiah (11:1-17) God tells Zechariah to play out two roles. The first is a good shepherd that will be rejected and the second is a bad shepherd that will be destroyed. It is an announcement of the future.

  6. Nov 21, 2023 · Zechariah’s apocalyptic visions describe cosmic battles, the final judgment, and the ultimate victory of God. He speaks of the Day of the Lord—a time when God would intervene directly and decisively in human history, leading to the establishment of His eternal kingdom.

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  8. In the book of Zechariah God's promised deliverance from Babylonian exile, including a restored kingdom community and a functioning temple (the earthly throne of the divine King; see Introduction to Psalms: Theology), leads into even grander pictures of the salvation and restoration to come through the Messiah (see notes on 3:8-9; 4:3,14; 6:...

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