Questions tagged [zechariah]

The Tanakh prophet Zechariah, or the book by the same name (not the New Testament Zechariah, or the priest killed by Joash).

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Would the Two Witnesses be a governor and a priest? [closed]

Usually, I favor more allegorical interpretation, especially of Genesis and Revelation, but I am dedicated to a literal gloss on at least the existence of two specific persons who are the referents of ...
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How to translate Zechariah 14:6?

Zechariah 14:6 On that day there shall be no light, יְקָר֖וֹת וְקִפָּאֽוֹן׃ How to translate the last two Hebrew words?
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The human Joshua the high priest in Haggai 2 vs. the heavenly version of him in Zechariah 3

Haggai 2:1 on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: 2“Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jozadak, a ...
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In John 15:1, why did Jesus call himself “the [very] vine” rather than “the branch”?

Several times in the Old Testament, the Messiah is referred to as “the branch,” or Hebrew צֶמַח (tzemach): Isa. 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of ...
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Who are the three shepherds of Zechariah 11:8?

In Zechariah 11:8, God says "In one month I got rid of the three shepherds." (NIV) It sounds like its intended to refer to three historical figures who were all removed from their position in one ...
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What are the benefits of “walking among these that stand by” in Zechariah 3:7?

What are the benefits of "walking among these that stand by" in Zechariah 3:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, ...
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Who are the “among these that stand by” in Zechariah 3:7? [closed]

Who are the "among these that stand by" in Zechariah 3:7? Zechariah 3:7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my ...
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What is the difference between **power ( כֹּחַ )** and **might ( חַיִל )** in Zechariah 4:6?

What is the difference between power ( כֹּחַ ) and might ( חַיִל ) in Zechariah 4:6? I was studying the verse with interlinear bibleand got these words power - koach ( כֹּחַ ) which means --> a ...
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Are verses 14:3-7 Zechariah all describing a single 24 hour day?

[Zec 14:3-7 NASB] (3) Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. (4) In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front ...
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In Zechariah 10:4, does 'noges' have negative connotations?

In Zechariah 10:4 all of the noges ֵ(נוֹגֵש) were mentioned to come from/exit from Judah. In most translations it is rendered with a neutral term, "ruler." However, other usages in the Hebrew Bible ...
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In Philippians 2:9-11 does YHVH surrender his name to the Messiah?

As far back as Exodus, God told the Jews not to give YHVH's angel/agent a hard time because "my name is in/upon him": [Exo 23:21 KJV] (21) Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not;...
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What might be the symbolic significance of the “fig tree” in John 1:48-50?

John spills a bit of ink describing a seemingly pointless detail about a Jew climbing up a fig tree and Philip calling him from below his fig tree: [Jhn 1:48-50 KJV] (48) Nathanael saith unto him, ...
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In Lamentations 2:8 what does it mean that the LORD has “stretched out a line”?

[Lam 2:8 KJV] (8) The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and ...
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Why did the disciples lay their coats on the colt during the triumphal entry while others laid theirs on the ground? And other related questions

In the synoptic gospels, all of the accounts depict Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the back of the colt of a donkey. They make a note that the disciples placed their coats on the donkey (and Matthew's ...
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Is 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 alluding to Psalm 47:5?

In Paul's accounting of the ordering of the resurrection he mentions a few things that seem to be an allusion to Psalm 47:5: [1Th 4:14-18 KJV] 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, ...
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In Zechariah 1:7-8, are the horses that were “sent to go throughout the earth” the same as or similar to the four horsemen in Revelation?

7On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah, the son of Iddo. 8During the ...
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What happens to the sheep of Zechariah 13:7-9?

7“Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the Lord Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn ...
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In the First Jewish-Roman War (The Great Revolt of 66-73AD, aka “the Great Tribulation”) what percentage of Jews died?

According to Josephus, 1.1 million non-combatants died in Jerusalem and 100,000 in Galilee. He also tells us that 97,000 were enslaved. Matthew White estimates the combined death toll[clarification ...
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In Zechariah 13:7 why does the LORD refer to the messiah as his “neighbor”?

In this amazing prediction of the events of the first century it refers to the death of the Shepherd of his People (Messiah, son of David) arranged by God, after which he will turn his attention to ...
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What do the “four horns” in Zechariah 1:18-21 refer to?

Can somebody help me out in finding this answer. If we read prophet Zechariah it mentioned four horns which refers to Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. But I didn't get this, it was four horns but we see ...
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Is Matthew 10:1 (and other references to expelling unclean spirits) an allusion to Zechariah 13:2?

[Mat 10:1 KJV] 1 And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. [...
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Are Luke 16:16 and Hebrews 1:1-3 allusions to Zechariah 13:1-5?

Or are the prophets in Zechariah 13 only the prophets of the false gods? Luke and Hebrews both suggest that the time of the prophets has come to an end: [Luk 16:16 NET] 16 "The law and the ...
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Was the fountain of Zachariah 13:1 a fountain of water or of blood?

It is very understandable both that one might want to see a "fountain of blood" in this image but isn't it more likely that it is a reference to water? And as a fountain, is it referring to ...
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In Zechariah 1:21 what do the four horns of the Gentiles represent?

Zechariah 1:21 speaks of the four horns of the Gentiles/nations. Why are there four? What do the four horns of the Gentiles represent? And I said, “What are these coming to do?” He said, “These ...
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Zechariah 5:9 - Are there any ancient references to the two winged-women?

In Zechariah 5, a woman is taken to Babylon in a basket, but she is taken there by two women with stork-like wings. Zechariah 5:9 (YLT) ... And I lift up mine eyes, and see, and lo, two women are ...
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The use of הָאֵ֑לֶּה and הָהֵ֔ם in Zechariah 8

In Zechariah 8 we read (KJV): [9] Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these (הָאֵ֑לֶּה) days these (הָאֵ֑לֶּה) words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in ...
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In Zechariah 12:10 what is the effect of אֵת (in conjunction with “to me”)? [duplicate]

KJV Zec 12:10  And I will pour upon 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 ...
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Is Zechariah's vision in chapters 8 providing the fulfillment of his vision in Chapters 1-7?

Zechariah 1:13-14,16-17 KJV [13] And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. [14] So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, ...
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How does Revelation 1:7 compare to Matthew 24:30?

In the Gospel of Matthew, 24:30 (NIV), Jesus says: Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the ...
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Thirty Pieces of Silver

Matt. 26:14-15 says, Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they ...
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Is there any significance in the dimensions of the flying scroll? Zechariah 5:2

Zechariah 5:1-3 (NKJV) Then I turned and raised my eyes, and saw there a flying scroll. And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I answered, "I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits ...
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What iniquity was depicted by the filthy garments in Zechariah 3:3?

Zechariah 3:3 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from ...
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To whom did the angel refer as “young man” in Zechariah 2:1-4?

Zechariah 2:1-4 NASB [1]Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measuring line in his hand. [2]So I said, "Where are you going?" And he said to me, "To ...
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Are the myrtle trees literal or symbolic in Zechariah 1:8,10-11?

Zechariah 1:8,10-11 (NASB) [8]I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses ...
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Who are the persons from Zechariah 12:10?

"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on ME, THE ONE they have pierced, and they will mourn for HIM as one ...
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What is the significance of the use of repetition in the introduction of Zechariah?

Zechariah begins: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the LORD Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the LORD Almighty. (1:3) The LORD Almighty is repeated 3 times. ...
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In Zech chapter 3 how could Joshua the high priest with regard to the symbolism of his filthy garments be a depiction of a sinless Messiah?

In Christianity it's widely believed that Joshua the high priest signified Messiah, especially due to the peculiarity in the phrase ''behold the man whose name is the branch'' alongside ''he shall ...
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Two donkeys upon which the messenger of the covenant rides

Messiah sends for two donkeys, but not all gospels were faithful in reproducing what Zachariah wrote. So what does Zachariah 9, as well as Christ in Mat 21, signify by a king riding on 2 donkeys, ...
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In Zechariah 12:10-14, why do the men and women mourn separately?

In Zechariah 12:10-14, why do the men and women mourn separately?: ESV Zechariah 12:10-14 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas ...
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What is the House of David like in Zechariah 12:8?

Most translations phrase the ending of verse 8 the same with a phrase ",like/as the Angel of the Lord," contained in commas, like an appositive. On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of ...
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Does “first” demand a “second” in Zechariah 12:7?

Does the Hebrew for "first" in Zechariah 12:7 carry the same logical implication we would apply in English that there must then be, at least, a second? “And the LORD will give salvation to the ...
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Zechariah 11:12-13 - What's the significance of casting silver to the potter?

"Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver. Then the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the ...
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The Potter's field reference in Matthew 27:9-10

Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, 10 and ...
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Who/what are the “two olive trees” and the lampstand of Zechariah 4?

Zechariah 4:11-14 Then I said to him, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?” And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these two branches of the ...
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Who or what is meant by the “ten men” of Zechariah 8:23?

Zechariah 8:23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is ...
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Why was it a public disgrace for Elizabeth to be barren? (Luke 1:25)

I have read through many translations of Luke 1:25 and I come away with the understanding that it was not just an "internal disgrace" for Elizabeth to not have any children, but also a ...
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Why do some Bibles say 'Canaanites' in Zechariah 14:21, while other say 'traders' or 'merchants'?

Zechariah 14:21 (KJV): Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day ...
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Looking Me Whom They Have Pierced - Zechariah 12:10

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced... (Zechariah 12:10 NKJV) The New ...
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Who is the Branch of Zechariah 6:12?

In Zechariah 6:12 (KJV) it reads: And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall ...
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Questions concerning Zec. 2:11

Here is the Hebrew text of Zec. 2:11 (2:15 Masoretic): וְנִלְווּ גוֹיִם רַבִּים אֶל יהוה בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא וְהָיוּ לִי לְעָם וְשָׁכַנְתִּי בְתוֹכֵךְ וְיָדַעַתְּ כִּי יהוה צְבָאוֹת שְׁלָחַנִי אֵלָיִךְ ...