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Zechariah

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(zehk uh ri' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah (in long form Yahweh) remembered.” 1. Son of Jeroboam II, who reigned over Israel for six months in the year 746 B.C. until he was assassinated by Shallum (2 Kings 15:8-12 ). See Israel . 2. The prophet Zechariah, who flourished immediately after the Exile in 520-518 B.C. and urged the people of Judah to rebuild the Temple.

3. Grandfather of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:2 ). 4 . Priest and prophet whom the people stoned and Joash, the king, killed (2 Chronicles 24:20-22 ). 5 . Postexilic gatekeeper of Temple (1 Chronicles 9:21 ). 6 . Member of family who lived in Gibeon (1 Chronicles 9:37 ). 7 . Temple musician (1 Chronicles 15:20 ). 8 . Community leader Jehoshaphat the king sent to teach in the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7 ). 9 . One of Josiah's overseers in repairing the Temple (2 Chronicles 34:12 ).

10.-11. Men who accompanied Ezra on return from Babylon (Ezra 8:3 ,Ezra 8:3,8:11 ). 12 . Man Ezra sent to get Levites to return from Babylon (Ezra 8:16 ). 13 . Israelite with foreign wife (Ezra 10:26 ). 14 . Man who helped Ezra as he taught the law (Nehemiah 8:4 ), perhaps identical with 12. or other one above. 15. Ancestor of postexilic resident of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:4 ). 16 . Ancestor of postexilic resident of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:5 ). 17 . Ancestor of priest in Nehemiah's day (Nehemiah 11:12 ). 18 . Leading priest in time of Joiakim's high priesthood, possibly the same as the prophet (Nehemiah 12:16 ). 19.-20 . Priestly musicians who helped Nehemiah celebrate (Nehemiah 12:35 ,Nehemiah 12:35,12:41 ).

21. High official Isaiah used as witness, perhaps the same as 3. above. 22. Son of Jehoshaphat the king whom his brother Jehoram killed upon becoming king (2 Chronicles 21:2-4 ). 23 . Godly advisor of King Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:5 ). 24 . Descendant of tribe of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:7 ). 25 . Father of leader of eastern half of tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 27:21 ). 26.-34 . Levites (1Chronicles 15:18,1 Chronicles 15:24 ; 1 Chronicles 24:25 ; 1Chronicles 26:2,1 Chronicles 26:14 ; 1 Chronicles 26:11 ; 2 Chronicles 20:14 ; 2 Chronicles 29:13 ; 2 Chronicles 35:8 ).

Paul L. Redditt


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zechariah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/z/zechariah.html. 1991.

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