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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Zechariah: Author

1.  With Haggai is joined זְכַרְיָה/Zechariah, not to be confused with Zecharias, the son of Barachias, or of Jehoiada.


Both in time, and the argument of the Prophecy, and in the series of the order, with Haggai coheres זְכַרְיָה/Zechariah, which means one remembered of the Lord.[1]  He was ‎בֶּן־בֶּ֣רֶכְיָ֔ה בֶּן־עִדּ֥וֹ, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, Zechariah 1:1.  He is not to be confused either with Zecharias, the son of Barachias, or Baruch, of whom our Savior makes mention in Matthew 23:35 (for he is that one, of whom it is mentioned by Josephus, Concerning the Jewish War, book V, section 1, that he was killed in the Temple); or with that Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, who is mentioned in 2 Chronicles 24:20-22, since one is certainly the son of Berechia, the other the son of Jehoiada.  That Iddo, whose grandson Zechariah is said to be, was perhaps that Priest that Nehemiah numbers among the Priests that went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel, Nehemiah 12:16.


[1] זָכַר signifies to remember; יָה, Jah.

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