Zechariah the Prophet, Hebrews 11:37 and 2 Chronicles 24:20-22

A Prophet called Zechariah which in Hebrew means: Jehovah remembers was the son of Jehoiada the priest who was killed about 795BC-796BC. Zechariah is one of 27 men in the Bible with the name Zechariah, only told apart if a son of, or from where from is added and where in the Bible he comes dating etc. More than 5 of the 27 Zechariah’s were prophets of God.

King Joash (835BC-796BC) 8th King of Judah in the last 1-2 years of his reign King Joash had Zechariah stoned to death in the court of the Lord.

The Wickedness of Joash – 2 Chronicles 24-17-27.

Zechariah is an interesting prophetical book of only fourteen chapters. Starting with:- The Call to Obedience and ending with The Coming of the Messiah and His Kingdom. The prophet who wrote this book was Zechariah son of Berekiah, son of Iddo who prophesied about 520BC.

Background Reading:

They were stoned to death – Zechariah, Son of Jehoiaha the Priest stoned to death in the courtyard of the Lords temple by King Joash.
Hebrews 11:37

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Zechariah

20 Then Jehoiada the priest’s son Zechariah was clothed by the Spirit of God, and he stood above the people and told them, “This is what God has to say: ‘Why are you breaking the LORD’s commandments. You’ll never be successful! Because you have abandoned the LORD, he has abandoned you.’”

21 But the people conspired against him, and at the direct orders of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the LORD’s Temple. 22 This is how King Joash (8th king, 835-796]) failed to remember the kindness that Zechariah’s father Jehoiada had shown him: he killed his son. As he lay dying, Zechariah cried out, “May the LORD watch this and avenge.”
2 Chronicles 24:20-22

More Information:

A Prophet called Zechariah whose name in Hebrew means: Jehovah remembers was the son of Jehoiada the priest who was killed about 795BC-796BC. One of 27 men with the name Zechariah, only told apart if a son of, or from where from is added and where in the Bible he comes etc. More than 5 of the 27 men called Zechariah were prophets of God.

King Joash (835BC-796BC) 8th King of Judah in the last 1-2 years of his reign King Joash had Zechariah stoned to death in the court of the Lord.
The Wickedness of Joash – 2 Chronicles 24-17-27.


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