Origin of the name ZECHARIAH.
Etymology of the name ZECHARIAH.
Meaning of the baby name ZECHARIAH.
Hebrew name meaning "whom Jehovah remembers."
ZECHARIAH. [Hebrew Zekharyah, Zekharyahu
= "whom Jehovah remembers." Nos. (1), (9), (11), (16),
(18), (20) to (30) are of the first form; Nos. (3) to (7), (10), (12) to
(15), (17), (19) are of the second; and Nos. (2) and (8) of both].
(1) A son of
Jehiel, the father or founder of Gibeon (1 Chron. ix. 37); called in 1 Chron. viii. 31 ZecheróR.V.;
(2) The eldest son of Meshelemiah. He was
"porter of the door of the tent of meeting" in David's reign
(1 Chron. ix. 21óR.V.; xxvi. 2). He was "a discreet
(3) A Levite of the second degree in David's reign (1
Chron. xv. 18). He was one of those who played on "psalteries
set to Alamoth" (20).
(4) A priest who blew a trumpet when the ark was
brought up from the house of Obed-edom (1 Chron. xv. 24)
(5) A son of Isshiah in the reign of David (1 Chron.
(6) The fourth son of Hosah. He was a Merarite
Levite in David's reign (1 Chron. xxvi. 11).
(7) The father of a certain Iddo in David's
reign. The son was from the territory of Manasseh east of the
Jordan (1 Chron. xxvii. 21).
(8) A Levite, the father of a certain Jahaziel, the
latter living in Jehoshaphat's reign (2 Chron. xx. 14).
(9) One of the princes whom Jehoshaphat sent to teach
the people of Judah (2 Chron. xvii. 7).
(10) The fourth son of king Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. xxi.
(11) The son of Jehoiada the high priest, who headed
the successful revolution in favour of king Joash of Judah. The
son remonstrated with the people on their apostasy from Jehovah, and at
the instance of the king was stoned to death in a popular tumult (2
Chron. xxiv. 20-22). [Zachariah (3),
(12) A man "who had understanding in the visions
of God," and gave wise counsel to king Uzziah, which for a time he
followed (2 Chron. xxvi. 5).
(13) A king of Israel who came to the throne of
Samaria in the thirty-eighth year of Azariah (Uzziah), king of Judah,
and reigned six months in B.C. 784 (A.V.). He was the son of
Jeroboam II., and was murdered by Shallum, who succeeded him as king (2
Kings xiv. 29; xv. 8-12óboth R.V.). [Jehu, Zachariah
(14) A Reubenite chief when Tiglathpileser carried
the northern and eastern tribes into captivity in the days of Ahaz (?)
(1 Chron. v.7; cf. 2 Kings xv. 29; 2 Chron. xxviii. 1-21).
(15) The son of Jeberechiah. He was a witness
to record matters in connection with Isaiah's prophetic utterances,
delivered during the great crisis in Ahaz's reign (Isa. viii. 2).
(16) The father of Abi, Hezekiah's mother (2 Kings
xviii. 2óR.V.) [Zachariah (2)].
(17) A descendant of Asaph. He took part in the
cleansing of the Temple during the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chron. xxix.
(18) A Kohathite Levite, overseer of the workmen
employed to repair the Temple in Josiah's reign (2 Chron. xxxiv. 12).
(19) A Levite, a ruler of the house of God in
Josiah's reign (2 Chron. xxxv. 8).
(20) A man of the tribe of Judah, six generations
back from Maaseiah, the latter living in Nehemiah's days (Neh. xi. 5).
(21) A priest, a son of Pashhur, and four generations
back from Adaiah, the latter living in Nehemiah's days (Neh. xi. 12).
(22) A prophet, the son of Berechiah, and the
grandson of Iddo (Ezra v. 1; Zech. i. 1). In conjunction with
Haggai, he prophesied to encourage the returned exiles and their
leaders, Zerubbabel, the civil governor of Judaea, and Jeshua, or
Joshua, the high priest, to rebuild the Temple (Ezra v. 1; vi.
14). The rest of his history is best learned from his writings. [¶.]
(23) A man belonging to the tribe of Judah. He
was the son of a certain Amariah, and two generations back from Athaiah,
who lived in the days of Nehemiah (Neh. xi. 4).
(24) A descendant of Pharosh. He returned from
Babylon with a party along with Ezra (Ezra viii. 3).
(25) A son of Bebai who did likewise (Ezra viii. 11).
(26) A "chief man," one of those for whom
Ezra sent from the river Ahava (Ezra viii. 16). He stood with
others at Ezra's left hand while "the scribe" addressed the
people (Neh. viii. 4).
(27) A son of Elam. He was induced by Ezra to
put away his foreign wife (Ezra x. 26).
(28) The son of a certain Jonathan, and a descendant
of Asaph. He blew a trumpet at the dedication of the rebuilt wall
of Jerusalem (Neh. xii. 35, 41).
(29) A priest of the family of Iddo. He lived
in the days of the high priest Joiakim (Neh. xii. 16). [Zacharias.]
The Book of Zechariah.óThe eleventh of the minor prophets, or
prophetic books. The author was Zechariah, the son of Berechiah,
and the grandson of Iddo. [Zechariah (22).] (The Sunday School
Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)
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