Zechariah, The Book of

Zechariah, The Book of

The eleventh of the so-called twelve Minor Prophets in the OT. The book presents the oracles of the prophet Zechariah, son of Berechiah, who belonged to a priestly family that returned from the exile and sought to encourage the rebuilding of the Temple. The oracles in chapters 9–14 appear to belong to a different period and context.

Outline of Contents

Zechariah

I. God’s words to Zechariah (Zech 1:1-7)

II. Eight visions (Zech 1:8-6:15)

A. First vision: a rider (Zech 1:8-17)

B. Second vision: four horns (Zech 1:18-21)

C. Third vision: a measuring line (Zech 2:1-13)

D. Fourth vision: Joshua (Zech 3:1-10)

E. Fifth vision: lamp and trees (Zech 4:1-14)

F. Sixth vision: a flying scroll (Zech 5:1-8)

G. Seventh vision: winged women (Zech 5:9-11)

H. Eighth vision: chariots (Zech 6:1-15)

III. Words of Zechariah (Zech 7:1-8:23)

IV. Collections of prophetic oracles (Zech 9:1-14:21)

A. “First oracle” (Zech 9:1-11:17)

B. “Second oracle” (Zech 12:1-14:21)

Zech 1:1-7

Israel Urged to Repent
1In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo, sayi ... View more

Zech 1:8-6:15

8In the night I saw a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.9Then I s ... View more

Zech 1:8-17

8In the night I saw a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.9Then I s ... View more

Zech 1:18-21

Second Vision: The Horns and the Smiths
18 And I looked up and saw four horns.19I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these?” And he answered me, “The ... View more

Zech 2:1-13

Third Vision: The Man with a Measuring Line
1 I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.2Then I asked, “Where are you going?” He answered me, ... View more

Zech 3:1-10

Fourth Vision: Joshua and Satan
1Then he showed me the high priest Joshua standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse ... View more

Zech 4:1-14

Fifth Vision: The Lampstand and Olive Trees
1The angel who talked with me came again, and wakened me, as one is wakened from sleep.2He said to me, “What do you ... View more

Zech 5:1-8

Sixth Vision: The Flying Scroll
1Again I looked up and saw a flying scroll.2And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll; its length ... View more

Zech 5:9-11

9Then I looked up and saw two women coming forward. The wind was in their wings; they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between ... View more

Zech 6:1-15

Eighth Vision: Four Chariots
1And again I looked up and saw four chariots coming out from between two mountains—mountains of bronze.2The first chariot had red h ... View more

Zech 7:1-8:23

Hypocritical Fasting Condemned
1In the fourth year of King Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah on the fourth day of the ninth month, which is Chislev ... View more

Zech 9:1-14:21

Judgment on Israel's Enemies

1An Oracle.
The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach
and will rest upon Damascus.
For to the Lord belongs the capital o ... View more

Zech 9:1-11:17

Judgment on Israel's Enemies

1An Oracle.
The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach
and will rest upon Damascus.
For to the Lord belongs the capital o ... View more

Zech 12:1-14:21

Jerusalem's Victory

1An Oracle.
The word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the ... View more

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