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Zechariah/Book of Zechariah
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I. Proto-Zechariah

1. The prophet and his time.

The name Zechariah (Heb. זְכַרְיָה/z ekaryāh, “YHWH has remembered”) is attested several times in the Old Testament: Zech 1:1, 7 names Berechiah, son of Iddo, as father of the prophet (Prophets and prophecy: II). In Ezra 5:1; 6:14, however, he is said to be the son of Iddo. According to Neh 12:16, a man named Zechariah – who can hardly be identified with the prophet – was the…

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Reventlow, Henning Graf, “Zechariah/Book of Zechariah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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