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Zechariah

(zĕk'ərī`ə), in the Bible. 1 Prophet and author of the book of ZechariahZechariah
, prophetic book of the Bible, which dates from 520 B.C.–518 B.C. at Jerusalem. The prophet was associated with Haggai in a movement to restore the Temple.
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. 2 Prophet who, with the connivance of King Jehoash, was stoned to death for his public rebuke of idolatry. In the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke it is apparently this martyred Zechariah (NT Zacharias) to whom Jesus referred. See also BerechiahBerechiah
, in the Bible. 1 Son of Zerubbabel. 2 Father of Meshullam (5.) 3 Important Ephraimite. 4 Father of Asaph the psalmist. An alternate spelling is Berachiah. 5 Father of Zechariah the Minor Prophet. In the Gospel of St.
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 (7.) 3 Prophet in the reign of Uzziah. 4 King, the same as ZachariahZachariah
[Heb.,=Zechariah], in the Bible, king of Israel, son and successor of Jeroboam II. After ruling six months he was murdered by Shallum, who seized the throne.
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 (1.) 5 Maternal grandfather of King Hezekiah. Zacharias, Zachariah, and Zachary are forms of the name Zechariah.

Zechariah

(zĕk'ərī`ə), prophetic book of the Bible, which dates from 520 B.C.–518 B.C. at Jerusalem. The prophet was associated with Haggai in a movement to restore the Temple. The book, after an introduction, proceeds with eight visions, prophetic of the restitution of Israel, and a symbolic crowning of the high priest. An address follows on the observance of the commandments and the rewards for doing so. The remainder of Zechariah, very different in tone, consists of prophecies concerning trouble and threat from invading armies and the eventual redemption of Jerusalem. Scholars date this section to a later period (4th or 3d cent. B.C.).

Bibliography

See studies by F. A. Tafford (1971), J. Baldwin (1972), and C. and M. Myers (1987).

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