I), afterwards appears as the leading prophet in Jerusalem (Zech.
8 seq.; Zech.
This supreme official, who was destined ultimately to take the place of the king in the church-nation of post-exilian Judaism, is mentioned for the first time in Zech.
On the other hand, from the independent writings ascribed to these prophets, it appears that no considerable body of exiles could have returned - it is still an event of the future (Zech.
15); and Zerubbabel is the one to take in hand and complete the great undertaking (Zech.
Zechariah, in his turn, proclaims the overthrow of all difficulties in the path of the new king, who shall rule in glory supported by the priest (Zech.
in the phrase "the mourning of (or at) Hadadrimmon" (Zech.
was probably written about 163 B.C. (Duhm and Marti); Zech.
The kind of eschatology which we find in Zech.
The importance attached to the temple service, even in Messianic times (Zech.
By reference to the analysis given above, it will be seen that there are four sections in Zech.
Smith (following Stade) and Marti find no adequate ground for the further division of Zech.
1 and Zech.
who wrote similar editorial titles to the anonymous prophecies beginning Zech.
19), and a remnant of the Philistines may become worshippers of Yahweh (Zech.
The seven angels of Ezekiel may be compared with the seven eyes of Yahweh in Zech.
echoed by Zech.
(as in Haggai, promises and encouragements connected with the rebuilding of the Temple) 520 and 518; Malachi, c. 460-450; Joel, 5th century B.C.; Jonah, 4th century B.C. The latest prophecies in the book are, probably, those contained in Zech.
which reflect entirely different historical conditions from Zech.
(520 and 518 B.C.), and may be plausibly assigned to the period beginning with the conquests of Alexander the Great, between 332 and c. 300 B.C. Why these prophecies were attached to Zech.
at the end of Zech.
The beginnings of this process can probably be traced within the canon itself, in the book of Joel and the last chapters of Zechariah; 3 and, if this be so, we see from Zech.
It is not unlikely that Zech.
Various dates - ranging from 625 B.C. to 583 B.C. - have been assigned by different chronologists to this eclipse; but, since the investigations of Airy,2 Hind, 3 and Zech, 4 the date determined by them (May 28, 585 B.C.) has been generally accepted (for later authorities see Eclipse and Astronomy).
The decadence of prophecy is indicated in two passages that belong probably to the Greek period: in Zech.
It is the dwelling-place of the deity, the centre of the nation and of the national hopes; the fall of the Temple follows after Yahweh left it, it is rebuilt and he returns (Zech.
Jerome ad Zech.
12, &c.), and sometimes presented in both aspects (Judges ii., vi.; Zech.
It has been doubtfully suggested that for Hor we should here read Hadrach, the name of a northern country near Damascus, mentioned only once in the Bible (Zech.
8); the thought may be illustrated from Zech.
6, where Jerusalem is attacked, purged and delivered, and from Zech.
22) or Syria (Zech.
As time rolled on they became invested with increasing sanctity; and though the prophet Zechariah, when consulted about them at the close of the exile (Zech.
i.; or for not attending the feast of Tabernacles, Zech.
garments of salvation, according to that word, Zech. ix.
The outburst of national grief on account of his death became proverbial (Zech.
According to Jerome and all the older Christian interpreters, the mourning for something that occurred at a place called Hadadrimmon (Maximianopolis) in the valley of Megiddo is meant, the event alluded to being generally held to be the death of Josiah (or, as in the Targum, the death of Ahab at the hands of Hadadrimmon); but more recently the opinion has been gaining ground that Hadadrimmon is merely another name for Adonis or Tammuz, the allusion being to the mournings by which the Adonis festivals were usually accompanied (Hitzig on Zech.
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