Book of Zechariah 

Written in Palestine about 557-525 B.C. The immediate and future restoration of Israel as a nation again in Palestine, particularly their eternal restoration under the Messiah. The book is primarily Messianic in message and concerning this, the prophet's vision and clearness of thought are almost without parallel. The book opens with ten visions (Zech. 1:7-6:8); then we have prophecies and sermons to encourage restored Judah as a nation (Zech. 6:9-8:23). In Zech. 9-11 we have messages concerning the deliverance of Judah from enemies, the first a nd second comings of the Messiah, the Grecian Empire under Antichrist, material and spiritual rain, the battle of Armageddon at the second coming of the Messiah, the rejection of the Messiah at His first advent, the dispersion, and the regathering of Israel in the last days. Zech. 12-14 picture the siege of Jerusalem by Antichrist, the Messiah's second coming, Judah's part in the battle of Armageddon, the repentance and conversion of Israel, and the millennial and eternal reign of the Messiah over all nations. The focus of the book was to encourage and inspire Judah in their national restoration after the Babylonian captivities; and to assure them of God's present and future blessings in fulfillment of the covenants made with their fathers.


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would be God and dwell among His people.

Zechariah 2:10-11a

John 1:14

The Messiah would be sent by God.

Zechariah 2:10-11b

John 8:18-19

The Messiah would come from the lineage of Zerubbabel.

Zechariah 3:8a

Luke 3:23-27

The Messiah would be God's chosen messenger.

Zechariah 3:8b

John 17:4

The Messiah would be both a High Priest and a King.

Zechariah 6:12-13

Hebrews 8:1

Romans 8:34

The Messiah would enter Jerusalem and be greeted with rejoicing.

Zechariah 9:9a

Matthew 21:8-10

The Messiah would be viewed as King.

Zechariah 9:9b

John 12:12-13

The Messiah would be just and worthy.

Zechariah 9:9c

John 5:30

The Messiah would bring salvation to all mankind.

Zechariah 9:9d

Luke 19:10

Titus 2:11

The Messiah would be humble in spirit.

Zechariah 9:9e

Matthew 11:29

John 13:4-14

The Messiah would enter Jerusalem riding on an ass.

Zechariah 9:9f

Matthew 21:6-9

The Messiah would be the cornerstone.

Zechariah 10:4

Ephesians 2:20

Israel's rejection of the Messiah would result in God removing His protection of the people (Jews).

Zechariah 11:10

Luke 19:41-44

The Messiah would be betrayed by Judas for thirty pieces of silver.

Zechariah 11:12

Mathew 26:14-15

The thirty pieces of silver would be thrown into the temple.

Zechariah 11:13a

Matthew 27:3-5

The thirty pieces of silver would be used to buy the Potter's Field.

Zechariah 11:13b

Matthew 27:6-7

The Messiah's body would be pierced (blood/water emitted).

Zechariah 12:10

John 19:34

The Messiah would be God's co-equal.

Zechariah 13:7a

John 14:9

The disciples would be "scattered" after the death of the Messiah.

Zechariah 13:7b

Matthew 26:31-56

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