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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Zech·a·ri·ah /ˌzɛkəˈraɪə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC [syn: Zacharias]
      2: an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah
         which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel
         after the Babylonian Captivity [syn: Zacharias, Book of

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Jehovah is renowned or remembered. (1.) A prophet of Judah, the
    eleventh of the twelve minor prophets. Like Ezekiel, he was of
    priestly extraction. He describes himself (1:1) as "the son of
    Berechiah." In Ezra 5:1 and 6:14 he is called "the son of Iddo,"
    who was properly his grandfather. His prophetical career began
    in the second year of Darius (B.C. 520), about sixteen years
    after the return of the first company from exile. He was
    contemporary with Haggai (Ezra 5:1).
      His book consists of two distinct parts, (1) chapters 1 to 8,
    inclusive, and (2) 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. The
    symbolical action, the crowning of Joshua (6:9-15), describes
    how the kingdoms of the world become the kingdom of God's
      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.
      The second part of the book (ch. 9-14) bears no date. It is
    probable that a considerable interval separates it from the
    first part. It consists of two burdens.
      The first burden (ch. 9-11) gives an outline of the course of
    God's providential dealings with his people down to the time of
    the Advent.
      The second burden (ch. 12-14) points out the glories that
    await Israel in "the latter day", the final conflict and triumph
    of God's kingdom.
      (2.) The son or grandson of Jehoiada, the high priest in the
    times of Ahaziah and Joash. After the death of Jehoiada he
    boldly condemned both the king and the people for their
    rebellion against God (2 Chr. 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" (24:21). Christ alludes to this deed of murder in
    Matt. 23:35, Luke 11:51. (See ZACHARIAS [2].)
      (3.) A prophet, who had "understanding in the seeing of God,"
    in the time of Uzziah, who was much indebted to him for his wise
    counsel (2 Chr. 26:5).
      Besides these, there is a large number of persons mentioned in
    Scripture bearing this name of whom nothing is known.
      (4.) One of the chiefs of the tribe of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:7).
      (5.) One of the porters of the tabernacle (1 Chr. 9:21).
      (6.) 1 Chr. 9:37.
      (7.) A Levite who assisted at the bringing up of the ark from
    the house of Obededom (1 Chr. 15:20-24).
      (8.) A Kohathite Levite (1 Chr. 24:25).
      (9.) A Merarite Levite (1 Chr. 27:21).
      (10.) The father of Iddo (1 Chr. 27:21).
      (11.) One who assisted in teaching the law to the people in
    the time of Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 17:7).
      (12.) A Levite of the sons of Asaph (2 Chr. 20:14).
      (13.) One of Jehoshaphat's sons (2 Chr. 21:2).
      (14.) The father of Abijah, who was the mother of Hezekiah (2
    Chr. 29:1).
      (15.) One of the sons of Asaph (2 Chr. 29:13).
      (16.) One of the "rulers of the house of God" (2 Chr. 35:8).
      (17.) A chief of the people in the time of Ezra, who consulted
    him about the return from captivity (Ezra 8:16); probably the
    same as mentioned in Neh. 8:4,
      (18.) Neh. 11:12.
      (19.) Neh. 12:16.
      (20.) Neh. 12:35,41.
      (21.) Isa. 8:2.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Zechariah, same as Zachariah