Author: Zechariah

Period: c.520-480 B.C.

Title: The English, Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions all name this book after Zechariah, the prophet whose ministry is recorded in the book. The name Zechariah (Hebrew Z’kharyah) means “Whom the Lord remembers.”

Summary: Zechariah was a younger contemporary of Haggai. He also encouraged the people to rebuild the Temple. Like Daniel and Revelation, this book contains Apocalyptic visions. It also includes detailed references to the coming Messiah. The book concludes with descriptions of the enemies of Jerusalem being judged and of the future glory of God’s kingdom.


Introduction: The call to repent: Chapter 1:1-6

The night visions of Zechariah: Chapter 1:7 – 6:15

  • Vision of the horns and riders: 1:7-17
  • Vision of the horns and artisans: 1:18-21
  • Vision of the surveyor: 2:1-13
  • Vision of Joshua the high priest: 3:1-10
  • Vision of the golden lamp stand: 4:1-14
  • Vision of the flying roll: 5:1-4
  • Vision of the woman in the ephah: 5:5-11
  • Vision of the chariots: 6:1-8

The crowning of Joshua: Chapter 6:9-15

Questions concerning fasting: Chapter 7:1 – 8:23

  • The question: 7:1-3
  • The lesson from history: 7:414
  • God’s purpose of blessing for Israel: 8:1-23

The future of the nations, Israel and Messiah’s kingdom: Chapter 9:1 – 14:21

  • The first burden: 9:1-11:17
  • The second burden: 12:1-14:21