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It leaves the sinner filthy and repulsive. The residue of sin is removed, not by earned human merit, but only by divine forgiveness accessed through humble obedience Hebrews This descriptive for God suggests that the Lord has limitless resources to employ for the good of his people. Further, he is identified as a man. Observe that the Savior acknowledged the authority and prophetic force of the Old Testament Scriptures, though many today, who profess to follow him, do not.
The concluding chapter of Zechariah is a source of great encouragement, when understood correctly. For a review of that theory in connection with this chapter, see our article, Dispensationalism and Zechariah Jackson, Wayne. Access date: September 27, Topical Index. About Contact.
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Major Divisions of Zechariah The book of Zechariah falls into two major segments. The Humble King Surely it constituted a shocking picture that a king should approach an impending coronation riding on a donkey. The prophecy suggested there would be a haggling of terms in connection with the betrayal of Jesus. The prophet specified the metallic composition of the coinage by which the transaction would be made. The precise number of coins was prophetically declared — thirty pieces of silver.
The amount is not incidental. But they would have none of it. Acts Conclusion The concluding chapter of Zechariah is a source of great encouragement, when understood correctly. Related Articles Behold, the Man! Examining Premillennialism. Works Cited Carson, D.
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Frank E. Gaebelein, ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Though the book contains 14 chapters, only the first eight are oracles of the prophet; the remaining six probably came from a school….
In the Book of Zechariah , the ultimate salvation of humankind is graphically envisaged: the Gentiles, in company with the Jews, will return to serve God in an ideal Jerusalem. History at your fingertips. Sign up here to see what happened On This Day , every day in your inbox! By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice.
Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. More About. Recent years have seen a return to studying the book as a whole particularly literary and thematic studies, and also commentaries.
Meyers and Meyers , Petersen , Larkin and Wolters are dictionary articles that, along with Coggins and McConville , provide orientation to the book. Hoglund and Walton gives an introduction to the historical background of Zechariah. Floyd traces shifts in the research on Zechariah. Most Commentaries also have introductory material that provides a general overview of the historical background, contents, themes, and history of interpretation of Zechariah.
Coggins, Richard J. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Old Testament Guides. An overview of the historical period and scholarly approaches to Zechariah, especially Sociological Studies that attribute different parts of Zechariah to different community parties in this period. Floyd, Michael H. Identifies the shifts in scholarly views concerning second temple Judaism and their impact on major commentaries on Zechariah published in the s and s.
An Introduction to the Book of Zechariah
Hoglund, Kenneth G. Edited by John H. Walton, — Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, Gives background to the historical context of Zechariah, particularly places and customs referred to in the book. Numerous illustrations are provided. Larkin, Katrina J. Edited by John Barton and John Muddiman, — Oxford: Oxford University Press, Offers brief introductions to the following issues: text, division of the book, social context, and relation to apocalyptic and older prophecy. Also provides a brief commentary on the book.
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