variants: Zacharias and Zecharias
Meaning: Jehovah is renowned or remembered
Prophet Zechariah, author of the Book of Zechariah
He was contemporary with the prophet Haggai (Ezra 5:1).
Book of Zechariah
Read the Book of Zechariah
His book consists of two distinct parts: (1) chapters 1 to 8, inclusive, and (2) chapters 9 to the end.
It begins with a preface (1:1-6), which recalls the nation's past history, for the purpose of presenting a solemn warning to the present generation. Then follows a series of eight visions (1:7-6:8), succeeding one another in one night, which may be regarded as a symbolical history of Israel, intended to furnish consolation to the returned exiles and stir up hope in their minds.
Chapters 7 and 8, delivered two years later, are an answer to the question whether the days of mourning for the destruction of the city should be any longer kept, and an encouraging address to the people, assuring them of God’s presence and blessing.
Zechariah ben Jehoiada
His father was a high priest in the times of Ahaziah and Joash. After the death of Jehoiada, he boldly condemned both the bad king and the people for their rebellion against God (2 Chronicles 24:20), which so stirred up their resentment against him that at the king's commandment they stoned him with stones, and he died “in the court of the house of the Lord” (2 Chr. 24:21).
Prophet Zechariah in the time of Uzziah
He is one of the chiefs of the Tribe of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:7).
Zechariah, a gatekeeper for the Israelite Tabernacle (The Tent of Meeting)
The King James version refers to him as a porter (1 Chronicles 9:21 KJV), whereas the New King James calls him “keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting” (1 Chr. 9:21 NKJV). Other modern translations say “gatekeeper.”
Zechariah, great-uncle of King Saul
He is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 9:37.
Zechariah, who assisted with the Ark of the Covenant
Zechariah, a Kohathite
He is a Levite (1 Chronicles 24:25).
Zechariah, a Merarite
He is a Levite (1 Chronicles 27:21).
Zecharian, father of Iddo
See: 1 Chronicles 27:21
Zechariah, son of Asaph
Prince Zechariah, son of King Jehoshaphat
He is one of Jehoshaphat’s sons and is named in 2 Chronicles 21:2.
Zechariah, the father of Abijah
Zechariah, son of Asaph
He is one of the sons of Asaph named in 2 Chronicles 29:13).
He was one of the “rulers of the house of God” (2 Chronicles 35:8).
Zechariah mentioned by Nehemiah
See: Neh. 11:12
Another Zechariah mentioned by Nehemiah
See: Nehemiah 12:16
Another Zechariah, mentioned by Nehemiah
See: Nehemiah 12:35; 12:41
Zechariah, mentioned by Isaiah
See: Isaiah 8:2