American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. biblical A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
- n. A male given name, rarely used in this form.
- n. a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
- n. an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
- Hebrew secharyah "Yahweh has remembered". (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew Zəkaryāh, Yahweh has remembered : zākar, zəkar, he remembered + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.After Zechariah. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You can imagine how discouraged he must have been, but then, after ten years had passed, a prophet by the name of Zechariah came by.”
“Herein Zechariah shows that the Jews by their own idolatry had stayed the grace of God heretofore, which otherwise would have given them all those blessings, temporal and spiritual, which they are now (Zec 10: 1) urged to "ask" for. diviners -- who gave responses to consulters of the teraphim: opposed to”
“Naturally the "angel that talked with" Zechariah is desired to "speak to" him the further communications to be made from the Divine Being. towns without walls for the multitude ...”
“Another special characteristic of Zechariah is his introduction of spiritual beings into his prophetic scenes.”
“Many of the Jews in Zechariah's time had not yet returned to Judea.”
“Babylon alone of the four great world kingdoms had in Zechariah's time been finally punished; therefore, in its case alone does God now say His anger is satisfied; the others had as yet to expiate their sin; the fourth has still to do so.”
“The word in Zechariah means to thrust through with spear, javelin, sword, or any such weapon.”
“I will feed -- "I fed" [Calvin], which comes to the same thing, as the past tense must in Zechariah's time have referred to the event of”
“The Holy Spirit in Zechariah alludes indirectly to Messiah, the Antitype, wounded by those whom He came to befriend, who ought to have been His "friends," who were His kinsmen”
“The number four in Zechariah's time referred to the four cardinal points of the horizon.”
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