The encouragement which Zechariah’s prophecies brought to the Jews at the time of their return from exile helped them to rebuild not only their temple but also their national identity, as the prophet urged them to action and whole-hearted service for God.
Yet Zechariah’s message of hope pointed beyond the glory of the temple to one greater than the temple: the Anointed One (Messiah) who would become both priest and king forever over all nations. Thus his message is one which should inspire commitment and service in the lives of Christian believers today.
With verse-by-verse commentary and explanatory notes, this book provides a simple introduction to the study of a period of hope in Israel’s history – hope in the midst of difficulty, as the nation returned from exile in Babylon. Life application notes and study questions for each chapter connect the lessons of Zechariah to your own life situation, Suitable for home groups, churches and individuals