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A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century bc.
[Hebrew Zəkaryāh, Yahweh has remembered : zākar, zəkar, he remembered + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]
See Table at Bible.
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1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. a Hebrew prophet of the late 6th century bc
b. the book containing his oracles, which are chiefly concerned with the renewal of Israel after the exile as a national, religious, and messianic community with the restored Temple and rebuilt Jerusalem as its centre. Douay spelling: Zacharias
2. (Bible) a variant spelling of Zachariah. See Zacharias
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Zech•a•ri•ah(ˌzɛk əˈraɪ ə)
1. a Minor Prophet of the 6th century B.C.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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|Noun||1.||Zechariah - a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC|
|2.||Zechariah - an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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