One of the twelve minor prophets, his first oracle is dated to 520 BCE, the same year in which Haggai began his ministry. The first six chapters of the book certainly belong to Zechariah, while the last six chapters (sometimes called Deutero-Zechariah) generally are attributed to one or more unknown authors.
a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
(ze-KHAR-yah) n. 1) Zechariah, one of the Minor Prophets in the Nevi'im. 2) A prophet to the restored remnant who speaks of the Messiah's two comings and God's faithfulness to Israel. Zecharyah means “God has remembered.
A prophet and priest who returned to Jerusalem after Babylonian exile and encouraged the Jews to rebuild the temple; the book of Zechariah contains post-exilic visions and divine oracles. See Chapter 13.
Zechariah or Zecharya (×–Ö°×›Ö·×¨Ö°×™Ö¸×” "Renowned/Remembered of/is the LORD", Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew ) was a person in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. He was the author of the Book of Zechariah.
According to the Gospel of Luke, Zechariah (Zacharias in the King James Version of the Bible) was a priest of the line of Abijah, during the reign of King Herod the Great, and was the father of John the Baptist and husband of Elizabeth, a woman from the priestly family of Aaron. The parentage of John the Baptist is not recorded in the Gospel of John or anywhere in the Synoptic Gospels, except for Luke. The evangelist states that both the parents were righteous before God, since they were blameless in observing the commandments and ordinances of the Lord.
The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew ×–Ö°×›Ö·×¨Ö°×™Ö¸×”, meaning "God has remembered."