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Zechariah (son of Jehoiada)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Stoned to death by the people of Judah after he speaks out against idolatry (2 Chr 24:18–22). The text states that “the Spirit of God clothed Zechariah,” who then prophesies that Yahweh will forsake those who have forsaken Him (2 Chr 24:20).Zechariah’s late father, Jehoiada, had served King Joash (sometimes called “Jehoash”) loyally as high priest (2 Kgs 11–12; 2 Chr 22–24), but Joash nevertheless participates in (or at least approves of) killing Zechariah. In his last words, Zechariah calls for Yahweh to avenge his death (2 Chr 24:22). Several verses later, Yahweh allows the army of Aram to defeat Judah, and Joash is severely wounded (2 Chr 24:24). Joash’s servants finish the job, killing him on his bed “on account of the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest” (2 Chr 24:25).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zechariah, Son of Jehoiada
Zechariah, Son of Jehoiada (זְכַרְיָה‎, zekharyah). Stoned to death by the people of Judah after he speaks out against idolatry (2 Chr 24:18–22). The text states that “the Spirit of God clothed Zechariah,” who then prophesies that Yahweh will forsake those who have forsaken Him (2 Chr 24:20).Zechariah’s
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zechariah (Person)
ZECHARIAH (PERSON) [Heb zĕkaryâ (זְכַרְיָה‎), zĕkaryāhû (זְכַרְיָהוּ)]. Var. ZECHER. Zechariah appears in the biblical writings first as an Israelite name in the mid-8th century b.c.e. (see nos. 1–2). Its etymology, “Yahweh remembers,” may explain the rise of the name at this time. In light of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zachariah
Zachariah. 1. kjv spelling of Zechariah, king of Israel, in 2 Kings 14:29 and 15:8, 11.See Zechariah (Person) #1.2. kjv spelling of Zechariah, King Hezekiah’s maternal grandfather, in 2 Kings 18:2.See Zechariah (Person) #2.
Zacharias
Zacharias. 1. kjv spelling of Zechariah, Jehoiada’s son, in Matthew 23:35 and Luke 11:51.See Zechariah (Person) #14.2. kjv spelling of Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, in Luke 1:5–67.See Zechariah (Person) #32.3. kjv spelling of Zechariah, a proposed name for John the Baptist, in Luke 1:59.
Zechariah (Person)
Zechariah (Person). Name frequently used in the Bible meaning “the Lord remembers.”1. Son of King Jeroboam II; the 15th king of Israel and the last of Jehu’s dynasty. Beginning his rule in 753 bc, the 38th year of Azariah’s reign in Judah (792–740 bc), Zechariah ruled in Samaria for only 6 months before
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zachariah
Zachariah zak-ə-rīʹə. The AV rendering of two names: Zechariah (1) the king of Israel (2 K. 14:29; 15:8, 11) and Zechariah (2) the grandfather of King Hezekiah (2 K. 18:2 par 2 Ch. 29:1).
Zacharias
Zacharias zak-ə-rīʹəs. The AV Apoc. and NT rendering of Zechariah and once (1 Esd. 5:8) of Seraiah.
Zechariah
14. Son of Jehoiada the priest. During the reign of King Joash he was led by the Spirit of God to rebuke the people publicly for their apostasy. As a result of this he was stoned by the people at Joash’s command (2 Ch. 24:20f.). As Zechariah was dying he called upon the Lord to “see and avenge” (v 22).
Zechariah
Zechariah zeǩə-rīʹə [Heb. zeḵaryâ, zeḵaryāhû—‘Yahweh remembers’; Gk. Zacharias]; AV also ZACHARIAH (2 K. 14:29; 15:8–12), Apoc. and NT ZACHARIAS, ZACHARY (2 Esd. 1:40); NEB Apoc. also ZACHARIAS.
Zechariah (NT)
2. The son of Jehoiada. Matthew and Luke record detailed criticisms that Jesus voiced against the Jewish authorities during His ministry. Jesus denounced the crimes of murder in Israel, which spilled “righteous blood” whenever God’s messengers spoke. As an illustration he referred to “Zechariah …, whom
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zachariah
ZACHARIAH*1. kjv spelling of Zechariah, king of Israel, in 2 Kings 14:29 and 15:8, 11. See Zechariah (Person) #1.2. kjv spelling of Zechariah, King Hezekiah’s maternal grandfather, in 2 Kings 18:2. See Zechariah (Person) #2.
Zacharias
ZACHARIAS*1. kjv spelling of Zechariah, Jehoiada’s son, in Matthew 23:35 and Luke 11:51. See Zechariah (Person) #14.2. kjv spelling of Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, in Luke 1:5–67. See Zechariah (Person) #31.3. kjv spelling of Zechariah, a proposed name for John the Baptist, in Luke 1:59.
Zechariah (Person)
ZECHARIAH (Person) Extremely popular name in the Bible; it means “the Lord remembers.”1. Son of King Jeroboam II; the 15th king of Israel and the last of Jehu’s dynasty. Beginning his rule in 753 bc, the 38th year of Azariah’s reign in Judah (792–740 bc), Zechariah ruled in Samaria for only six months
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zechariah
Zechariah (zek´uh-ri´uh; Heb., “the Lord remembers”).1 A Benjaminite from Gibeon whose brother Ner was the father of Kish, the father of King Saul (1 Chron. 9:36–39; Zecher, 1 Chron. 8:31).2 The son Meshelemiah; a Levite who was a gatekeeper for the tent of meeting during the reign of David (1 Chron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zacharias
ZACHARIAS. In the KJV NT Zacharias, equivalent to Zechariah (q.v.) in the OT, is the name of two men.1. Father of John the Baptist (Lk 1:5–25). Zacharias received a visit by the angel Gabriel while engaged in his ministry in the temple as a priest of the course of Abijah. Zacharias was given the angelic
Zechariah
ZECHARIAH. The name means “Yahweh remembers” or “whom Yahweh remembers.” Many persons in the OT bore this name.1. The greatest of the prophets who ministered in the days of the restoration from Babylonian Exile. He was a contemporary of Zerubbabel, the political leader of the returned exiles; Joshua
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zechariah, Zachariah, Zacharias
ZECHARIAH, ZACHARIAH, ZACHARIAS. Some 28 men bear this name in the Bible, most of them mentioned only once or twice, including the last king of Jehu’s line (2 Ki. 14:29; 15:8, 11). The best known is the prophet, who is mentioned with Haggai in Ezr. 5:1; 6:14, and whose prophecies are found in the book
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zechariah
Zechariah (Heb. zĕḵaryâ, zĕḵaryāhû; Gk. Zacharɩ́as) (also ZECHER)The name means “Yahweh remembers,” evidently a plea for God to remember his covenant with Israel and extend divine aid, which probably explains its popularity during the exilic and postexilic periods.1. A king of the northern kingdom
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zechariah
Zechariah [zĕkˊə rīˊə] (Heb. zeḵaryâ, zeḵaryāhû “Yahweh has remembered”; Gk. Zacharias).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zechariah
ZECHARIAH The name of twenty-eight men in Scripture. Among them are the following.1. The king of Israel in about 753 B.c., the son and successor of Jeroboam II (2 Kgs 14:29; 15:8–12). Zechariah reigned for only six months before he was assassinated. His death brought an end to the dynasty of Jehu and
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Zachariah
Zachariah. The father of St *John the Baptist (Lk. 1 and 3:2). A Jewish priest, he is said to have received a vision in the Temple promising him and his aged wife, *Elizabeth, a son, who would be ‘filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb’ (Lk. 1:15). He celebrated the birth of the child
Zechariah
Zechariah. The Hebrew form of the name rendered *Zachariah in Greek. It is widely used in modern English translations of the Bible for the father of St *John the Baptist.
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