Zechariah - Revised Standard Version (1966)
Zechariah's initial prophecy is dated to 520 B.C., the same year as that in which Haggai received the prophetic call. The first eight chapters of the Book of Zechariah contain oracles which certainly belong to him while the last six (sometimes called "Deutero-Zechariah") represent the work of one or more unknown authors. In the prophecies proper to Zechariah eight symbolic visions are recorded, all meant to promote the work of rebuilding the temple and to encourage the returned exiles, especially their leaders, Joshua and Zerubbabel. In the final chapter of this first division Zechariah portrays the messianic future under the figure of a prosperous land to which the nations come in pilgrimage, eager to follow the God of Israel. - The second part of Zechariah is divided into two sections, each with its own introductory title. The first (Zec 9-11) consists of oracles whose historical background, date and authorship are extremely difficult to determine. With Zechariah 9:9 begins the messianic vision of the coming of the Prince of Peace. The verses describing the triumphant appearance of the humble king are taken up by the four Evangelists to describe the entry of Christ into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Zec 12 is introduced by an oracle proclaiming the victory of God's people over the heathen. The prophecy closes by describing in apocalyptic imagery, the final assault of the enemy on Jerusalem, after which the messianic age begins. - (NAB)

Headings



Book of


ZECHARIAH


1 Israel Urged to Repent
First Vision: The Horsemen
Second Vision: The Horns and the Smiths
2 Third Vision: The Man with a Measuring Line
Interlude: An Appeal to the Exiles
3 Fourth Vision: Joshua and Satan
4 Fifth Vision: The Lampstand and Olive Trees
5 Sixth Vision: The Flying Scroll
Seventh Vision: The Woman in a Basket
6 Eighth Vision: Four Chariots
The Coronation of the Branch
7 Hypocritical Fasting Condemned
Punishment for Rejecting God's Demands
8 God's Promises to Zion
Joyful Fasting
Many Peoples Drawn to Jerusalem
9 Judgment on Israel's Enemies
The Coming Ruler of God's People
10 Restoration of Judah and Israel
11 Two Kinds of Shepherds
12 Jerusalem's Victory
Mourning for the Pierced One
13 Idolatry Cut Off
The Shepherd Struck, the Flock Scattered
14 Future Warfare and Final Victory

Version
Nova Vulgata - Latin
Biblia del Pueblo di Dio (BPD) - Spanish
Vulgata - Stuttgart 1969 - Latin
BÝblia Sagrada Ave-Maria (1957) - Portuguese
La Sainte Bible (Crampon 1904) - French
CEI (1974) - Italian
Einheits▄bersetzung der Heiligen Sc - German