Zechariah Overview (Part 1)
In this overview of the book of Zechariah, Steve Gregg explains that the prophet was a priest by birth and a prophet by calling who encouraged Jews to rebuild the temple after their exile in Babylon. The book heavily emphasizes repentance, judgment, and hope for the future restoration of Jerusalem. With an estimated 54 portions of Zechariah alluded or quoted in New Testament writings, the book is influential upon them. The apocalyptic-style writing uses language of sensationalism and symbolism to describe relatively ordinary historical events but conveys encouraging messages to the Jews that God is paying attention and will bring justice to the region.