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Why does Jesus quote Zechariah 13:7?

You are correct, the Zechariah passage talks about the killing of false leaders, the shepherd, and the scattering of the followers, the sheep. Jesus is using the principle of sheep scattering when the ...
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Why was it a public disgrace for Elizabeth to be barren? (Luke 1:25)

Two reasons barrenness was undesirable In antiquity there were typically two reasons that barrenness was undesirable. The first, which isn't really an issue in this text had to do with the security of ...
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Why was the prophecy of Zechariah 4:9 - that Zerubbabel would finish building the Temple - not fulfilled?

Historically Zerubbabel did not complete God's house, namely the restored Temple of Jerusalem. It was finished in a later generation during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. Ezra 4 describes how ...
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Thirty Pieces of Silver

I would not presume to comment on much of Zechariah's profound prophecy, couched as it is in language that is mysterious and, I suspect, that has given translators problems in expressing it in English....
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Who is coming Christ or Yahweh in Zechariah 14:5?

The short answer to "who is coming Christ or Yahweh?" is "yes, he is". Christ and Yahweh were actually the same being. See my answer to contradiction - How can John 1:18 say that &...
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The Potter's field reference in Matthew 27:9-10

Quoting from John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, "What seems best to solve this difficulty, is, that the order of the books of the Old Testament is not the same now, as it was formerly: the ...
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Who/what are the "two olive trees" and the lampstand of Zechariah 4?

The two anointed ones of Zech c. 4 were the two who were chosen by God to lead the people out of the Babylonian captivity: Joshua, the High Priest and Zerubbabel the leader of the people. Zech. 4:6-10,...
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How can we understand differences between the NWT and Latin/Hebrew/Greek on Zechariah 12:10?

Zecharaiah 12:10 is discussed in depth in the Fourth Gospel and the Scriptures: Illuminating the Form and Meaning of Scriptural Citation in John 19:37 by Wm. Randolph Bynum, Published by Brill in ...
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Two donkeys upon which the messenger of the covenant rides

Summary Here are the key points: Matthew's narrative with two donkeys is an eyewitness account consistent with Genesis 49:11 and Zechariah 9:9. It describes a aspect of Jacob's prophecy which was ...
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What is the difference between **power ( כֹּחַ )** and **might ( חַיִל )** in Zechariah 4:6?

From your own links to Brown-Driver-Briggs and looking down the lists of occurrences in scripture, there does seem to be a comparative difference in the two words. Power (koach) appears to be vigour ...
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Zechariah’s vision: one or two donkeys?

Zechariah’s vision: one or two donkeys? Answer: There were two donkeys, and for good reason. First, we might recognize that all four Gospels refer to this event, that of Christ's Triumphal Entry into ...
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Jeremiah Prophecy

This question is another of the "old chestnuts" that has been observed by many commentators for many years, even as far back as Augustine. The solutions to this problem fall into several ...
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Zachariah 13: 6-7 8-9 why aren't 8-9 considered prophetic toward the Holy Trinity?

The reason few if any commentators see vss. 8-9 in the OP as a prophecy regarding the Holy Trinity that these verses clearly speak of the land and the people, not of God. This becomes even more clear ...
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Are the myrtle trees literal or symbolic in Zechariah 1:8,10-11?

In the Talmud I find a probable interpretation. That is, it represents upright ones, or what would be synonymous with what we would also call "saints" : R. Simeon b. Nahmani, when he came to ...
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In Zechariah 12:10 what is the effect of אֵת (in conjunction with "to me")?

"Me" is present in almost every translation. This is not surprising since there is a word before אֵת : וְהִבִּיטוּ אֵלַי אֵת אֲשֶׁר־דָּקָרוּ אֵלַי is the preposition to/for/on with a first person ...
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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?

So are the riders on the horses the same or similar between both passages? Before we begin in earnest, there are some key differences between them: We do not know how many horses are in Zechariah; ...
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In Lamentations 2:8 what does it mean that the LORD has "stretched out a line"?

It's a way of saying a measuring line, or measuring tape. A measuring line was used in both building construction and demolition, so it could be either positive or negative. Matthew Poole's ...
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In Philippians 2:9-11 does YHVH surrender his name to the Messiah?

In Semitic culture, the semantic range of "name" is explored more in than in English and most modern languages, although we have similar uses in English, which are less common (e.g. "he made a name (i....
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Does Jude 1:9 allude to Zechariah 3:2?

Jude verses 9,22-23 Whereas, Michael, the chief–messenger, when, with the adversary, disputing, he was reasoning about the body of Moses, durst not impose on him a defamatory sentence, but said––The ...
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Who is the main speaker in Zechariah 2:8-9,11?

Who is Who in Zechariah 2:8-9? My translation of Zechariah 2 reads: Zechariah 2:8-9: For thus says the LORD of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who ...
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What is the equipment of a foolish shepherd?

The word translated equipment is even more general than equipment. Senses of the word from Logos Bible Software: This leaves the question open ended. Is the normal equipment for a shepherd who ...
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Who is coming Christ or Yahweh in Zechariah 14:5?

The prophet Zechariah foretold of the coming of the LORD God, an event which would take place at the Mount of Olives: On that day, He will set His feet on the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem on the ...
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Luke 6:44 is a straightforward illustration, or is it?

I will refrain from commenting about Chesterton's poem and concentrate on Jesus' words as recorded in Luke 6:43-45 - 43 No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For each ...
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What was the pride of Assyria in the time of Zechariah in the 10th chapter?

There is a similar "problem" in Ezra 6:22 where "Assyria" is used as the name for the nation that now controls it, ie, Persia. See appendix below. Thus, the simplest way to ...
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Will the Gentiles embrace the Jewish teachings on godly matters in the future? Zechariah 8:23

The Masoretic text of Zachariah 8:23 is: כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת בַּיָּמִים הָהֵמָּה אֲשֶׁר יַחֲזִיקוּ עֲשָׂרָה אֲנָשִׁים מִכֹּל לְשֹׁנוֹת הַגּוֹיִם וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ בִּכְנַף אִישׁ יְהוּדִי לֵאמֹר ...
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