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Zechariah (uncle to Saul)
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Also called Zeker, Zechariah (זְכַרְיָה, zekharyah). A descendant of Jeiel and Maacah; uncle to King Saul (1 Chr 8:31; 9:37).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Zacharias zak-ə-rīʹəs. The AV Apoc. and NT rendering of Zechariah and once (1 Esd. 5:8) of Seraiah.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 (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. 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. 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 (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
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Catholic Bible Dictionary
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. 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