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A Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC.  Synonym: Zacharias.
An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity.  Synonyms: Book of Zachariah, Zacharias.

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"Zechariah" Quotes from Famous Books

... prophecy which appeared to St. John to be fulfilled on this occasion were, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced." They are from a passage in Zechariah, which is so remarkable that it may be quoted in full—"And I will pour out on the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of supplications, and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, ...
— The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ - A Devotional History of our Lord's Passion • James Stalker

... is the "Zacharias son of Baruchus," who, as we know from Josephus, was martyred within the courts of the temple during the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, about 40 years after the crucifixion. The well-known prophet Zechariah was indeed son of Berechiah; but he was not last of the martyrs,[2] if indeed he was martyred at all. On the whole, the persuasion stuck to me, that words had been put into the mouth of Jesus, which he could not possibly ...
— Phases of Faith - Passages from the History of My Creed • Francis William Newman

... it that He did? Our Evangelist here does not quote the prophecy from Zechariah, but two other Evangelists do. Our Lord then deliberately dressed Himself by the mirror of prophecy, and assumed the very characteristics which the prophet had given long ago as the mark of the coming King of Zion. If He had wanted to excite ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - St. Mark • Alexander Maclaren

... shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light" (Zechariah 14:6,7). The expression "evening light" suggests the thought that there was at one time morning light. The New Testament dispensation is sometimes called the gospel day. Like the natural day, this gospel day has ...
— Trials and Triumphs of Faith • Mary Cole

Words linked to "Zechariah" :   book, Old Testament, Nebiim, prophet, Book of Zachariah, Prophets

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