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Book of Zechariah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The 11th and longest book of the Minor Prophets. Chapters 1–8 record Zechariah’s visions encouraging the exiles to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Chapters 9–14 are anonymous visions about a more distant future in which nations rise up against Judah and Jerusalem, the Jews are redeemed by the Messiah, and God establishes His kingdom on earth. The latter chapters of Zechariah provided the source of New Testament descriptions of Jesus as a humble and suffering Messiah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zechariah, Book of
Zechariah, Book of The 11th and longest book of the Minor Prophets. Chapters 1–8 record Zechariah’s visions encouraging the exiles to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Chapters 9–14 are anonymous visions about a more distant future in which nations rise up against Judah and Jerusalem, the Jews are redeemed
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zechariah, Book of
ZECHARIAH, BOOK OF. The book of Zechariah, in both the MT and the LXX, is the eleventh book of the Twelve Minor Prophets. Many scholars believe that the book is a composite production, made up of First Zechariah, which includes chaps. 1–8, and Second (or Deutero-) Zechariah, which includes chaps. 9–14.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zechariah, Book of
Zechariah, Book of. Longest book of the Minor Prophets and the most difficult to understand. One reason for this difficulty is the numerous visions which call for an interpreter. At times an interpreting angel is present to tell what the vision means (1:9, 10, 19, 20; 4:1–4; 5:5, 6), but at other times,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zechariah
Zechariah zek-ə-rīʹə, BOOK OF. The next-to-last book of the Minor Prophets. I. Title II. Historical Background III. Contents IV. Composition V. Character VI. Place in the Canon VII. Text VIII. Message IX. Zechariah in the NT
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zechariah, Book of
ZECHARIAH, BOOK OF Longest book of the Minor Prophets and the most difficult to understand. One reason for this difficulty is the numerous visions that call for an interpreter. At times an interpreting angel is present to tell what the vision means (Zec 1:9–10, 19–20; 4:1–6; 5:5–6), but at other times,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zechariah, Book Of
Zechariah, book of, the eleventh part of the Book of the Twelve in the Nevi’im, or Prophets section, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). In the Christian ot, it is the eleventh of the twelve Minor Prophets. Most scholars believe that, like the book of Isaiah, Zechariah was composed by multiple authors at different
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zechariah, Book of (Writing)
ZECHARIAH, BOOK OF. Zechariah’s book is the eleventh of the so-called Minor Prophets, or “the Twelve,” as they were called by the Jews.Style and ValueBecause the prophet used the apocalyptic form to convey prophetic truth, his book has been called the Apocalypse of the OT. His revelations are succinct
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zechariah, Book Of
Zechariah, Book ofThe 11th book among the Minor Prophets. Zechariah is typically divided into two or three sections. Chs. 1–8 contain the preaching of the prophet Zechariah from the late 6th century b.c.e. Chs. 9–14 taken together may be called Second or Deutero-Zechariah. The fact that 9:1; 12:1 bear
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zechariah, Book Of
ZECHARIAH, BOOK OF Zechariah was a contemporary of Haggai who prophesied to encourage the faith of the Jewish people and the rebuilding of the Temple after the Exile. Among several significant oracles, he relates a vision of the coming of the Messiah, who would bring peace to the nations. The book of
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Zechariah, Book of
Zechariah, Book of. One of the *Minor Prophets. The Book falls into two distinct sections, chs. 1–8 and 9–14.The former, deriving for the most part from Zechariah himself, dates from the spring of 519 bc (1:7) and the winter of 518/17 bc (7:1). The Jews had returned from exile c. 537, but the *Temple