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Zech·a·ri·ah 1

A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century bc.

[Hebrew Zəkaryāh, Yahweh has remembered : zākar, zəkar, he remembered + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

Zech·a·ri·ah 2


Zech·a·ri·ah 3

See Table at Bible.

[After Zechariah.]
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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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(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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Noun1.Zechariah - a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BCZechariah - 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 CaptivityZechariah - 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
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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One day while Zechariah was in a temple, the angel Gabriel told him that his wife would bear a child and would be called John.
Now that seemed like a lot for Zechariah to take in all at once.
Zechariah and Elizabeth fought for John's birthright gift.
One day, while Zechariah was ministering incense at the altar, the angel Gabriel appeared to him, saying: 'Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard.
In fact, when the Bible actually refers to a geographic feature related to Megiddo, it is not a mountain but a valley: "On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo" (Zechariah 12:11).
But with salvation as his main theme, Michelangelo also emphasized the prophets who in various ways foretold or foresaw, or somehow foreshadowed, the coming of Christ the Savior--prophets such as Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Joel, Jonah, Zechariah, and Jeremiah.
Aaron Cressley earned the win for Eugene in relief of starter Zechariah Lemond, who went 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits.
One of the men, Zechariah Guay, 23, of Shirley, had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Framingham District Court, and was taken into custody.
The programme will be conducted by St Paul's Mar Thoma Parish vicar Reverend Dr T T Zechariah under the auspices of their social service league.
Matthew uses his characteristic quotation formula ("This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet") to portray this event as a literal fulfillment of the prophetic words of Isaiah 62:11: "Say to daughter Zion, 'See, your salvation comes.'" He links these words with another prophecy from Zechariah 9:9-10: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
In his 180-page book that's not always an easy read, William Varvel explains that, in the course of his career, Da Vinci had painted "each and every verse" of the final chapter of the Old Testament's book of Zechariah, which anticipates the rise of an ideal society within a New Jerusalem.
He covers the puzzle of Hebrews, excavating the cave of resonance with the history of scriptural interpretation, reading traditions for Numbers 13-14, reading traditions for Zechariah 3, The Joshuas of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and implications for future research.