Zechariah 7-14

Zechariah preached to a discouraged audience. The returned exiles had traveled a great distance, labored in reconstructing the temple—done what they thought to be God’s will—only to experience opposition from those who had taken their place in Canaan (cf. Ezra 4.1-5). The latter half of Zechariah deals with both the … Continue reading

Zechariah 1-6

Zechariah, like Haggai, was called to preach to the exiles that, under the decree of Cyrus king of Persia (cf. Ezra 1.1-5; 6.14-15), had returned from captivity to build the temple in Jerusalem. The people who occupied Canaan in the absence of God’s people were not excited to see them … Continue reading